DIY Recycled Can Succulent Centerpiece

DIY Recycled Can Succulent Centerpiece
(Disclaimer: I am working with Miracle-Gro for this project and was provided with samples and compensation-but all opinions are my own.)

This season, Miracle-Gro wants to inspire everyone to get out and Gro something. There’s a way to incorporate “Gro-ing” into a myriad of different DIY projects-and you don’t have to be an avid gardener or live out in the country to accomplish it!  All you need is a little creativity and inspiration-and you can create a beautiful, living piece of art for just about any occasion/recipe/area of your home. What did I make? A super simple succulent centerpiece that’s perfect for spring and summer.

DIY Recycled Can Centerpiece Step 1


Besides being beautiful, it’s budget friendly! It uses recycled cans from your kitchen. The only thing you’ll need to pick up is a bag of Miracle-Gro soil and succulents. Once you have those you can get started.

  • STEP 1: Clean cans and make sure they’re completely  dry. When choosing cans, pick a variety of shapes and sizes of cans for contrast.
  • STEP 2: Drill 2-3 holes into the bottom of each can for drainage.
  • STEP 3: Place a few rocks/pebbles from your yard over the holes at the bottom of each can.

DIY Recycled Can Centerpiece Step 2

  • STEP 4: Fill each can with Miracle-Gro soil. I used Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. I like that it protects against over & underwatering and it absorbs 33% more water!

DIY Recycled Can Centerpiece Step 3

  • STEP 5: Place succulents into each can. Fill with additional Miracle-Gro soil if needed. Place a small plate or plastic tray under each can to protect table.

DIY Recycled Can Succulent Centerpiece

Because you know I like options, I think these would be fantastic made with herbs as well.

I love the idea of having these on an outdoor table during a party, picnic, or family gathering. They’re also the perfect height so no one will be bobbing around tall centerpieces to see and talk with each other (huge pet peeve of mine – be mindful of centerpiece heights people) Another great idea, use a smaller can (like the one pictured above) and plant individual succulents per can. When your guests are leaving give them one as a “happy”. What’s that? I call small gifts that make people happy “happies”. Who wouldn’t want one of those?

EDITED TO ADD: Thank you for your entries. Contest has ended. Winner is Donna and has been notified via email.

or maybe a GIFT CARD to help youGRO something?


1. Leave a Gro-Project idea in the comment section.

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RULES: Contest is open to those 18 years of age or older with a valid US mailing address. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Contest runs May 13-May 21st, 2013 at 12:0o EST. One winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to reply or an alternate winner will be drawn.


Disclaimer: I am working with Miracle-Gro for this project and was provided with sample and compensation-but all opinions are my own.


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    I would love to use a glass vase I made as a planter and grow some herbs!

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    I follow you on pinterest as mandy375 and pinned the first picture

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    Great idea! I’m not too creative, but I’d try my hand at growing herbs with Miracle-Gro :)

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    I would really like to gro a box of herbs such as parsley in a small box in one of my kitchen windows

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