DIY Neon Succulent Planters

I love a good pop of color especially when it comes to décor. Since I’m always entertaining in my backyard, I wanted to add some fun accent pieces for the spring season. I love the look of a hanging plant so I chose to stray away from the standard floral arrangement with succulents. I love succulents because they are super easy to take care of. Also, they work for any amount of sun or shade you get on your patio.

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Unfortunately, succulents aren’t known to be the most colorful of the bunch. So, I ended up adding some color with neon DIY hanging planters. Since glass isn’t safe with kids running around, I used an unexpected material: felt. And, don’t worry—you don’t need to be a master sewer to achieve this!

Follow these steps to create a colorful decoration perfect for all your upcoming backyard parties:

DIY Neon Succulent Planters

Materials:

  • Thick gray wool felt
  • Black Thread
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Nylon Cord
  • 3/8 inch Grommets
  • Pentagon Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Needle, small for thread and larger embroidery thread
  • Pins
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Directions:


  • Using pattern cut 11 pentagrams from the felt.
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  • Start by stitching two pentagrams together with the black thread. I 
double up the thread for strength and knot it occasionally.
  • Work your way around attaching pentagons edge to edge, you are 
basically creating something similar to a soccer ball but with pentagrams.
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  • Once you have your form, carefully turn inside out so the stitching is on the inside.
  • With your embroidery thread, I used hot pink and neon green, stitch 
around the opening and along the sides of several pentagons. You could outline all, I added the stitching to 3.
  • At the center of each pentagon at the opening, add grommet following 
directions on package. I used black oxide grommets.
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  • Insert lengths of nylon cord approximately 30 inches long, creating a loop through the grommet and tie at the top.
  • Carefully fill with cactus/succulent soil.
  • Add a succulent/cactus of choice.

For more creative backyard DIYs, check out these links:

Architecture Art Design | 25 Lovely DIY Hanging Planters // Real Simple | 22 Outdoor Décor Ideas // Better Home & Gardens | Colorful Touches For Outdoor Decorating

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