DIY Magnetic Hexagon Planters

Posted by Meghan Quinones
Create a vertical garden with this magnetic hexagon planter DIY.

I may have a slight obsession with the hexagon shape. I recently made cement hexagon bookends and still have hexagon paper mache boxes in my stash that will most likely make a project appearance. My obsession continues with this DIY project. This time around I am using wooden hexagon containers. Now, most people would probably see these hexagon containers and think they would make great penholders. Well, not this girl!

It's kind of a known fact the I do not have the greenest thumb around. I have a tendency to kill plants (I think I just have bad luck when it comes to plant care. It clearly has nothing to do with me!). So, for this project, I decided to focus on using some faux plants that actually looked very realistic. My idea was to turn my wooden hexagon container into magnetic planters for some faux succulents!

At first, I was thinking of painting my wooden hexagon container, but I remembered I had a few pieces of pretty scrapbook paper that I could incorporate into this project. So, I ended up not painting my container at all; I let my paper pattern run the show! All I did was cut out my circle designs and glue them to the sides of my container. I had so much fun arranging the different circle colors on my container. Then, to finish my planters, I added magnets, moss, and my faux succulents.

What I love about this project is there is no plant maintenance required AND you are able to add a bit of green (and a pop of color!) to a refrigerator, metal door, or any other metal surface! I added my planters to a metal pole in the changing area of our video studio. After hanging my three planters, I definitely think I need to fill the pole up; I just love how the plants and containers look against the grey pole! If you don't have a metal surface to hang your planters, you could always place them on a non-metallic surface. However, if you ask me, it is way more fun to display these planters vertically!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Multicraft Wood Container Hexagon
  • Shimelle Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"-Baxter
  • Adhesive Squares - 1/2 Inch
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Succulent Pick
  • Moss

Let's get crafty!

Cut out the circles from your paper and add an adhesive square to the back.

Place your circle on your container. Continue adding your circles to your container.

Fill up your container with your paper dots. I had some of my circles hanging off the top and bottom of my container. I also wrapped some along the corners.

Cut off the excess paper hanging off of your container with your craft knife.

Place an adhesive square on the back of your magnet and place it on the back top of your container. Repeat this step with your other magnet.

Add your moss and then your succulent to your container.

Now, all you need to do is decide where to hang your super fun planters!