Mason Jar DIY Succulents

DIY Mason Jar Succulents

Everyone loves Mason Jars. Everyone also loves Succulents! SO…I figured, I should combine the two to make these adorable and easy Mason Jar Succulents! Except these succulents are the easy kind.  By easy I mean fake.  No need to water or care for these babies.  (Which is exactly what I need since I’m known to be a notorious plant killer).  


Supplies You'll Need for DIY Succulents

Here’s what you need: (All of the supplies I found at my local Michael’s.  Aka my 2nd home). 

  • Mason Jar
  • Fake Succulents 
  • Twine (optional)
  • Moss
  • Paint and a brush or sponge (I used Milk Paint)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Toothpicks
  • Foam  (Wreath foam for inside the mason jar.  Circular, you may need to cut in half to fit in jar)


Get your mason jar and paint it any color you choose.  I used white milk paint from Michaels.  

Milk Paint from Michaels

I like the way Milk Paint looks when it dries.  It gives it a nice rustic look, very farmhouse friendly if that’s your theme.  

Paint the Jar with the Milk Paint


Get your row of succulents.  We had multiple types to choose from as you can see. 

Succulents from Michaels

 Since these don’t have picks on them, we glued toothpicks to them.  By now the paint should be dried.

Glue a toothpick in the Succulents

Now you’ll need to cut the foam circle in half to fit inside the mason jar.  

Cut the Foam in half

Now you’re ready to start placing the picks in the foam!  There’s no pattern, I just started placing them all over.  🙂  The beauty of the foam, if you don’t like the placement, pick it out and replace. 

Place the Succulents In the pot

Once all of the picks are placed, use moss to cover the foam.  We choose this pretty sea foam blue color.  

Green Moss for Succulents

You’re almost done!  YAY!  

Next I used twine and burlap as decoration for each.  This is optional since the mason jars look good with or without any more decoration.

Here are my final jars:

Finished! Mason Jar Succulents

Mason Jar Succulents


This was an, fast and easy craft.  I love how they turned out!  Don’t you? 🙂 


DIY Mason Jar Succulents




  • Roseann Hampton February 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    These are so cute!

  • Erika Ravnsborg February 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    That is so gorgeous! I think I just found my next plant project. Thanks

  • Grammy Dee February 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Very nice, love how they look! Sharing on social media 🙂
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  • Jean February 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Ahhh these look seriously good! I love that they’re fake too, but don’t look it. I definitely want to give this diy a go, thanks for sharing!

  • Jacqui S February 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    These are cute! I’ve been looking for cute plants to put on my desk at work. May have to make it it seems!

  • Atim at EffiFit February 25, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make these! Thanks for sharing, I found you on the Totally Terrific link party!

  • melissa February 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    They look so good and they don’t die. It is a great project and the best part is that they look so real.

  • Jeanine February 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Love this! What a really cute and fun idea. This would be fun to tackle with my girls!

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter February 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This is such a fun project! I love succulents and I might actually be able to keep these fake ones alive, HA

  • February 27, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Thank you to you for sharing this wonderful idea of creating such wonderful vases for flowers.

  • Tereza February 27, 2017 at 3:08 am

    These have turned out beautiful – well done! I love cacti and have made a little terrarium on my blog not that long ago. Will be making some of these too:) x

  • Amber Nelson February 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    What a fun project! I am going to try this. I love succulents! Those turned out awesome.

  • Courteney Noonan February 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I really want some succulents for my room so I might give this a go x

  • Theresa February 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    These are really cute! I like the effect of the milk paint on the jars.

  • Kerri February 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I have mason jars that I was going to donate. Now I think I will keep them and try the craft out. Love how they look!

  • Helena February 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    These are so cute and seem easy to do. I don’t know, though, until I actually try it! Sometimes what looks and is easy for most people turns out to be disastrous for moi!

  • Toughcookiemommy March 1, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    This is such a beautiful DIY project. I can’t believe how easy they are to make and I loved the finished product.

  • Toughcookiemommy March 1, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    This is such a lovely DIY project. It looks so easy to do and I think the finished products are so pretty.

  • Terri March 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I’m going to make these. Such a great idea and easy!

    • Jessi Living Lovely March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Ya they are really easy! 🙂 I have them in my bathroom and they look great! (And I can’t kill them!) lol

  • Leigh March 8, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Cute! And easy, which is even better! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh


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