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Cigar box planter

Hi Everyone! It’s Jennifer Z from Town and Country Living with a fun planting project. With spring in the air I’m itching to get my fingers in the dirt. Since it’s still too early to dig outside, I’m working on a few indoor planting projects. I like to find unique pots and planters for houseplants and flowers, and today I’m sharing how to make planters from plain old cigar boxes.


Cigar Box Planters with PansiesI love the rusticity of simple wooden cigar boxes.

There are so many uses for them!


Stack of Cigar BoxesYou can find cigar boxes at flea markets and thrift stores, but they’re likely to charge you too much money for them. I purchase mine at Binny’s Beverage Depot for $1.50 each. I’ve seen them at the flea market for as much as $10.


How to Make a Cigar Box PlanterLine the cigar box planter with parchment paper. I used foil-lined parchment for mine. It protects the wood from moisture when you water the plants.


Pansies in a Cigar BoxPlace your plants inside and fill in with potting soil as needed.

I used pansies and then added moss to hide the dirt.


DIY Cigar Box PlanterIt may sound weird, but I love the look of cigar boxes.

I created a second planter using succulents.


How to make a cigar box planterThis time, I filled the cigar box with sand. Since succulents don’t need much watering, I didn’t bother to line the box with parchment paper. You can keep the sand as is, or add something more decorative, like moss.


DIY Cigar Box Planter with SucculentsAll that’s left to do is place your succulents on top of the moss.

You can add other decorative elements like small seashells.


DIY Cigar Box Planter with SucculentsAren’t succulents beautiful?


Red SucculentIt’s easy to see why they’ve become so popular. They look like flowers.


How to turn a simple cigar box into a planter for succulentsCigar boxes make beautiful and economical planters, don’t you think?


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  1. SO CUTE! I think I’ll try it! I bet one of those plastic food containers would work as a liner too if you could find the right size.


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