Upcycled Peat Pot Crafts With Succulents


Make pretty upcycled peat pot crafts with succulents using this simple DIY tutorial. These would make a sweet little gift for teachers, birthdays, or Mother’s Day. Just add a gift tag and you are good to go!

Hello! I’m Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. I’m all about quick and easy crafts and I’m excited to share this peat pot craft with you. It combines a few of my favorite things…succulents, upcycled crafts, and a little bling!

Peat pot faux succulent craft as decor on a shelf.

I first fell in love with upcycled peat pots about 10 years ago after seeing some shabby chic holiday crafts made with them. Hopefully, this little succulent gift idea will inspire you to upcycle some peat pots and get creative at the same time.

How to Make peat pot crafts with succulents

Peat pots are so inexpensive, that you can easily make up a bunch of these for cheap. Think about little centerpieces with several lining a table, or how about giving them as wedding favors with a thank you note?

What you need: 

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Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

Supplies Needed: 

Peat pot, faux succulents, moss, and beaded embellishments.

peat pot craft Tips:

paint the peat pot

If you have never worked with peat pots, they are like a cardboard material so they hold paint really well. The cool thing is you can give them a very light coat of paint and let the unfinished material show up. Plus, they look like they have a textured look when you paint them.

add floral foam to the pot

One tip I have, after having a little trouble with the peat pot standing up, is to add a few rocks, or a bag of craft sand to the bottom to give it a little weight. Luckily, I had a bag of river rocks in my stash and they worked nicely.

Cut a piece of floral foam to fit into the pot, then fill with moss. Then it’s time to add your succulents. I used faux succulents that are a mix of dollar store finds and craft store finds. You can poke them right into the floral foam, without even needing hot glue.

Adding moss and a faux succulent to the pot.

Now you can embellish the peat pot however you want. You can tie ribbon around it, add a little vinyl with a sweet sentiment, or hot glue some bling like I did. The bling was a thrift store ornament that I cut apart. You can use wire cutters for this.

Close up of upcycled peat pot craft.
Succulent supplies and planter with text overlay that reads

Upcycled Peat Pots With Succulents

Make pretty upcycled peat pots with succulents for a sweet gift idea, or home decor accent.
Prep Time15 minutes
Work Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Keyword: peat pot crafts
Author: Michelle James
Cost: $5



  • Add a light coat of paint to the peat pot.
  • Add a few river rocks, or craft sand to add weight to the peat pot.
  • Cut a piece of floral foam to fit into the pot. Add floral foam to the pot.
  • Fill the peat pot with moss.
  • Arrange the succulents into the peat pot. Insert into the floral foam to hold it the succulents in place.
  • **Optional – add an embellishment to the front of the pot.
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One Comment

  1. I really love this one. It is so pretty. Who doesn’t love a little succulent? They just bring life to a corner or a shelf. I’m inspired – would be a fun weekend project for me and my daughter. 🙂

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