Unicorn Planter – Magical DIY Succulent Plant Pot Idea

Give your succulent (or any other plant) a wonderful, magical even, home in a DIY unicorn planter.

This adorable little plant pot is super easy to make, and is certainly made to impress (also a wonderful mother’s day idea for a handmade gift).

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Succulents are pretty awesome on their own, but you can make them even prettier by decorating their flower pot. And as far as succulent planter ideas goes, there isn’t a thing that would be more amazing than an unicorn right about now.

Magical Unicorn Flower Pop Planters - Perfect for Succulents #unicorn #mothersday

Just look at those adorable eyes! And the cheeks, flowers and well the whole package. And it’s pretty easy to make one of your own too.

DIY Unicorn Planter

How to Make a DIY Unicorn Planter

What you need:

  • Mini Terracotta Pots/Planters (it’s really important for these to be terracotta planters, as paint won’t behave the same on other material)
  • your favorite succulent plants along with soil
  • acrylic paint (or other craft paints) – white and pink
  • hot glue (strong craft glue works well too, but glue gun is recommended)
  • scissors
  • black permanent marker
  • paint brush
  • small paper of fabric flowers
  • green cardstock or green felt
  • gold glitter cardstock

Magical DIY Succulent Plant Pot Tutorial

Step 1

Start by painting the terracotta planters white. You will need to add a few coats of paint, this depends a little on the paint pigment (different brands will require more or less layers), on average 2-3 layers should be enough. Make sure the paint is completely dry before you continue.

Paint the planters white

Let them dry

Step 2

Let’s make the leaves. Draw a leaf shape on cardstock or felt and cut it out. You’ll need a few of these.

Cut leaves

Step 3

Make the horn. Draw a triangle shape onto gold glitter cardstock and cut it out. Also prepare your flowery decorations.


Step 4

Glue the horn on the inside of the pot right towards the top.

Glue the horn

Step 5

Time to decorate some more. Fist glue on some of the leaves. Add a bit of flowers too.

Add flowers

Step 6

Sketch the eyes with a pencil. When you are happy with how the eyes look like, trace over with black marker. You can draw the pink cheeks with your fingers, just dip them into pink paint and dab your finger on the terracotta pot.

Draw Eyes

Step 7

Fill the terracotta pot with soil and plant your succulents.
You’ve got yourself a wonderful little DIY Unicorn Planter.

DIY Unicorn Planter

DIY Unicorn Planter

Tutorial contributed by Jaquelyn W.

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