Succulent planter you can stick on your fridge

If you want to spruce up your kitchen but you don’t have much space on your worktops or windowsill, you will love this DIY succulent planter idea. All you will need is a few basic supplies and your little succulent can be happily displayed on your fridge where it will be seen and appreciated every day.

Succulent planter supplies:

  • Tea tin or any other square/rectangular tin
  • Nail and hammer
  • Magnets
  • Hot glue or super glue
  • Small succulents
  • Cactus soil


  • Use the hammer and nail to make drainage holes in the bottom of the tin. This is important when it comes to preparing your succulent planter because these plants do not like to be saturated. They do best with minimal water. Depending on the size of the tin, you will need about 5 – 10 holes.
  • Next, you need to secure the magnet or magnets to the tin. The larger the tin, the more magnets you need. It’s also a good idea to use multiple magnets just in case one comes loose. You don’t want your plant to fall.
  • Fill the planter with cactus soil (not all the way to the top yet) and arrange your succulent or succulents.
  • Top up the planter with cactus soil and press gently in place.
  • Water your plant over the sink and allow excess water to drip out completely. You don’t want to water the plant while it is on your fridge because this will cause a puddle on your floor.
  • Stick your new planter on your fridge and enjoy!
  • Make sure that you water over the sink ever time and allow the planter to stand for several minutes so that it does not ruin your floor.

If you do not want to stick your new succulent planter on your fridge or if you worry that they won’t get enough light, you can always place the planter on a windowsill in your kitchen or bathroom. These designs are compact enough that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a great location somewhere in your home.