Turn an Old Drawer into a Planter


I payed nine whole dollars for this single drawer. Obviously, the thrift store people are savvy to Pinterest. #noregrets I'm sure I could've used this old drawer for trinkets or a wall planter. It's not too late to make it a wall planter, but for the time being mine is going to be a succulent planter. Ok, so more like a succulent hospital. This is where I grow my succulents from leaves, plant new growth and take care of more mature clippings that look like they could use some love. You can make yours prettier, but mine is more functional.


This project is really simple.

Here's what you'll need:


  • Since I wanted to keep it rustic looking on the outside, I only sprayed the inside of the planter and the bottom where it will get the most amount of moisture.
  • Let wood sealer set for about 30 minutes before inserting the soil. 
  • Fill your drawer with soil and a small amount of water about 1/2 cup to help the soil settle.
  • The last thing to do is plant your succulents. 

That's all there is to it. It's one of my favorite planters around the house. You can do a similar thing, with cigar boxes and old crates. 


There's one of the pups I recently plucked off.