Make a Succulent Monogram Planter from a Salvaged Sign Letter
In this easy DIY project, succulents and vintage signage combine to create an eye-catching piece of living art. Display this succulent letter-shape planter on your front door or in a favorite reading nook to bring a hint of green and vintage flair to your decor.
Wondering what to make of that oversize vintage sign letter you scored at the flea market? Well this is the project for you! Turn a marquee letter of any size into a handsome letter-shape planter in just a few easy steps.
Before you get started, check the back of your sign letter for sharp edges that might scratch or damage your walls. If you find any, sand them down, snip them off with tin scissors, or apply a coat of rubber paint—you can find it at the hardware store. Also, the bigger your letter, the more plant materials you will need and the heavier your finished planter will be. Make sure you're using strong hanging hardware that can support the finished weight of your succulent planter.
You will need to prep your succulents ahead of time for this project. If you're working with rooted succulents, snip your cuttings a couple days before you're going to work on your planter and let the ends callous over. You can also purchase cuttings from nurseries or order them online from sources like Etsy. These cuttings should be ready for planting right away.