Easy Skull Succulent Planter

Monday, September 30, 2019

I am so happy to share this Skull Succulent Planter. It's easy, it's DIY, and the skull is from the dollar store!

I am not a BIG fan of scary Halloween decor, are you? For some reason though I have always liked skulls, and every year around Halloween time they are readily available. My son asked me why I liked them and I wasn't too sure lol! I told him because they are interesting (question mark).  When I saw this skull at the Dollar Tree I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Supplies needed are: 
Premade Paper Template (optional)
Craft Knife or Box Cutter
Moss (optional)

Some of my supplies are pictured here but not all. I did use moss and more succulents that I actually snipped from around my yard. 

First, draw a line around your skull where you want to cut. If you want to make a paper template first for size reference and placement you can. That's what I did. 

Cut along your line with a craft knife or box cutter. Cutting is fairly easy just be careful and take your time.

I took absolutely no photos of the next steps! Ugh! Why? But the hard part's done lol!
Next, poke a few drain holes on the bottom. I did two about 1/4 inch in size with my box cutter. Just poked it in and turned it a few times. 

Now fill with dirt and add succulents as you please! My two scrawny succulents weren't enough so I clipped some pieces from random ones around my home. Just snip them off and place them in and they will root themselves or you can buy more if you like.

When you have your plants in place just as you like take a handful of moss and fully wet. Put small bunches of it in the bare spots to cover the soil. This step if totally optional however I think it adds to the look and you can pick it up at the Dollar Tree too!

Isn't it cool?

I love it!

Here's the back/top side.

It looks so cool in the house with my other Halloween decor.

As you can tell from the photo overload I absolutely love how this skull succulent came out! I thought about making a few for gifts but I know others don't share my skull obsession. Would you like one as a gift or is it too creepy for your taste?


  1. Your succulent skull is gorgeous. Right up my ally since I love both skulls and succulents

    1. You do? Me too! We've got something in common. Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you for pinning it Marie! Appreciate that.

  3. I think these would be a great fun gift, especially at this time of the year :-)

    1. Do you really? That's great, wasn't sure if it was just me. Thanks for your comment!

  4. This is a very cool seasonal project and I love the idea of using succulents!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!

  5. That is quite spooky. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Fall party. Pinned.

  6. Love, Love, Love this! Such a great way to "spook" up the home for Halloween!

  7. That made the perfect Halloween decor and who doesn't love plants in their home? Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  8. What a fun addition to the Halloween garden decor! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party! This will be one of my features this Saturday!

    1. Yay that’s awesome! Thank you, glad you like it!

  9. That is an epic idea!! I think its suitability as a gift depends on the recipient.


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