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DIY Succulent and Cactus Projects You Just Have To Try

Succulents can be used to make modern but earthy decor. Here's how to get creative with these drought-tolerant plants by using them in everything from wreaths to hanging wall art.

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Photo: Photo by Melissa Caughey

DIY Succulent and Cactus Decor Ideas

Bring new life to an indoor space or create an outdoor garden with these DIY succulent project ideas. We show you how to use cactus and succulents in hanging planters, wreaths, ornaments and centerpieces. Is your thumb less than green? We've even got ideas for making fake plants out of felt or polymer clay that look cute and need no help from you to thrive.

Stick around until the end of the gallery for tips on choosing and caring for the plants you use in your project.

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Photo: Caitlin Dabbs. From: The Crafty Lumberjacks and HGTV Handmade.

Vintage Camper Planter

Summer vacation starts now. Make this charming vintage camper planter with HGTV Handmade's Crafty Lumberjacks. They cast it out of quick-setting concrete and added fun details like cloth curtains and rubber wheels. They used fake plants in theirs, but you can easily substitute live ones.

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Photo: Loch and Key Productions

Book Planter for Succulents

If you love books and plants, you'll love this DIY succulent planter made from an old book. Just cut out a well in the pages, line it with plastic, and add soil and plants for a tabletop garden. I can't think of a better gift for a teacher or a better use for Dan Brown books.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

Vertical Succulent Planter

Show off your succulents in a vertical planter you can hang on the wall like a piece of modern art. Just print out the template and follow our instructions for building the wooden planter, filling it with succulents and hanging it on a sunny wall. Wire holds the plants in place, so they appear to defy gravity.

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