I drilled holes in the bottom of the pan for drainage. Succulents love well-drained soil, so since I planned to keep this outside, I knew I needed holes.
I have an entire post on how to best plant succulents, along with the tricks on how to keep them alive for a long, long time. I know I said that succulents love well-drained soil and it’s best to use a container with holes, but I’ve actually figured out a way to plant them in containers without any drainage holes, too. Everything you need to know about planting and caring for succulents is in that post. I’d love for you to come check it out, and let me know if you have other tricks in the comments of the post.
I added a variety of different succulents to the pan,
and placed my umbrella pole through the hole.
They are loving their sunny patio location and I’m loving how cute they look in this copper mold!
If you love upcycled and repurposed projects, I think you’ll love some of my other projects. You can check out all my other upcycled projects here.