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DIY Showoff – Wonderland Inspired Succulent Planter

Wonderland Inspired Succulent Planter - DIY Showoff from 3Peppers-Recipes.comThe wonderland inspired succulent planter was inspired by my personal illustrations, and was such a fun project to work on!

To make this planter I first painted the pots in bright colors that pop with a very vibrant modern pattern. Two of the smaller planters were painted to look like the polka dot mushrooms, while the other smaller pot was stripped in the blue and purple instead.

Next I planted the succulents I had been collecting for the past few weeks. I planted the smaller pots first, then planted the larger pot with the remaining succulents. To keep the little pots secure in the larger ones I used think, plastic toothpicks. pushed the toothpick into the soil below, then placed the smaller planter on top, with the toothpick through the hole.

I then dug into the soil two pieces of another broken pot to form the “stairs”. Then filled in between the pieces with soil. On top of the soil I used blue glass vase fillers to create the water-looking slope. I them used other colored vase fillers on top of the soil to add a little more shine.

The final details added were the FIMO red and white mushrooms. I think they put the project over the top in the fun and whimsical category. I had not used FIMO clay since I was a kid (I used to play with it ALL THE TIME) so it was a really fun adventure playing with it again.

Up, Up and Away Illustration from Livehighpop.comThis drawing was the inspiration for the planter. This poster is part of a series of 5 inspired by wonderland.  To check out more of my artwork, visit

Hope you all enjoy this planter as much as I do. I’m completely in love with it and keep moving it from room to room to find the best spot.

kristy o

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Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?


  1. How fun and whimsical! Love the coordinating mushrooms and the pebble path.

  2. Super cute! I love the mushroom, marbles, and red dots! So creative and fun!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  3. That looks adorable! I love the color and the different sizes!


  4. Now that is just plain cute! Reminds me of the crooked house you can walk through on the Oregon coast. LOL!

  5. So creative! They remind me of a cross between Super Mario Brothers land and those Russian nesting dolls. Wonderful that you can say you have something unique and handmade!

  6. What an adorable idea! I love the layers and the colors.
    Thanks for linking up.


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