DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower

Do you love succulents as much as I do? Over the weekend I made this cute DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower. It was super easy to make. I made this Monogram Succulent Garden a while ago, but was itching to make another project using succulents. The best part of this project? I was able to purchase everything at the Dollar Store (except the spray paint and sand, both of which I had in my garage).

Here is how I made it.

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Materials Used in this Project.

1 Garden Dish (an old cake pan would work too, or a large terra cotta tray)
1 Package of 2 Plastic Bowls (found in party supplies)
1 small vase
Succulents (Or find them on Amazon)
Polished Black River Rocks
Spray Paint (I used this one)

Check out my video or read the steps below…

Step 1 in making this DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower – Find Your Containers and Other Supplies…

I took a trip to my local Dollar Tree to find 3 containers that I thought would work for my tower. I was able to find a garden dish, a bowl and a small vase for my succulent tower. You may already have things on hand you could use for this project. An old cake or pie pan would work perfect for the bottom layer, if you are willing to part with it. Maybe you already have a bowl and small vase or glass in your cabinets that would be perfect for this project (that you aren’t using). Use your imagination. Thrift stores would also be a good source for this project. However, they are all closed right now due to COVID-19, but maybe in the future. Dollar Tree did the trick for my needs.

While at Dollar Tree I also picked up about 5 succulents (I already had a few at home I knew I could use), and 2 bags of these polished black river rocks (but only ended up using one). Also, you could, of course, use real succulents to make this project. I chose to keep things simple and easy by using faux.

Step 2 – Spray Paint Your Containers (if needed)…

First, I brought the items outside and spray painted them white. I used left over paint I had in my garage, and used this kind from Home Depot. Feel free to use any color paint you have or like.

Step 3 – Fill with Sand and Arrange the Succulents…

Next, I started filling the dishes with sand and placing the containers how I wanted them.  Once they were filled, I started placing the succulents in the containers until I was happy with how they looked.  I used a total of 10 succulents. Feel free to use as many as you like. Lastly, I used the black rocks to fill in any empty spaces. You could also use moss, different colored rocks, or shells as fill-in (all of which are sold at Dollar Tree).

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Garden

And that’s it! All done! I told ya it was easy.

Here is the end result to my DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower. Looks pretty cool, don’t ya think? (As mentioned above, you could use real succulents instead, I just chose to take the easy route.)

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Garden
DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower
DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Tower


DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Garden


  • Reply Terrie Tipler April 28, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    How cute. Never would I of thought the succulents were faux. They look amazing. Love how you made this budget friendly. Looks amazing!

    • Reply Jodi House April 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you! Faux is the way to go! Lol!

      • Reply Mary Coakley May 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Like your succulent.arrangement lights.are.gorgeous you have given me an shells thanks for sharing

        • Reply Jodi House May 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm

          I am glad you like it and I am glad I could inspire you.

  • Reply Michelle May 1, 2020 at 11:11 am

    This is so cute!!

    • Reply Jodi House May 1, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Thanks so much, Michelle! I am glad you like it.

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