DIY Agate Stone Planter

August 1, 2016

Agate stones add such a pretty element to craft projects. These DIY Agate Stone Planters are easy to make and add a colorful touch to your decor or garden!

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DIY Agate Stone Planter

I’ve been feeling like I’ve neglected the DIY side of my blog lately – aside from a few craft projects that pop up here and there. So I’m trying to step it up and create new DIY projects to share. I thought I’d start off August with a new agate stone project.

Agate stones are one of those natural elements that I absolutely love to create with!  Each stone is so different and the colors are bright and beautiful. I had two brownish colored stones in my craft box and ended up ordering a larger agate stone.  Initially, I wasn’t even going to use the new stone for this project, but the blue color was too beautiful to use for anything else.

I also had two square ceramic planters downstairs by my garden supplies.  I can’t believe I hadn’t thought to make agate stone planters sooner.  Their petite size and Southwestern feel makes them perfect for small cacti and succulents.  That thought alone gave me a great excuse to visit one of the local greenhouses again!

DIY Agate Stone Planter

The day I went back to the greenhouse, I went with my mother-in-law and took Hunter with us.  He’s like a local superstar.  Everybody loves him and he loves everybody!  The entire greenhouse was 50% off, but surprisingly, I only purchased two plants for these planters.  Believe me, if I had anymore room in my house or garden, I would have purchased a lot more!

These planters only took minutes to make, but I love the look of them.  They add a little pop of color and another natural element to our home.  Since I recently killed a larger cactus of mine (it ended up rotting and I didn’t even water it that much!), it’s nice to have another one in the house.  Even if it’s a lot tinier than the other one was!  

As tiny as this cactus is, those spikes will still get you!  I recommend wearing a heavy duty pair of gloves when transplanting it or it’s going to be a seriously painful job!  Also, since there weren’t any drainage holes in these planters, I made sure to add a layer of small rocks and sand at the bottom before planting.  Very important!

DIY Agate Stone Planter


  • Small white ceramic planters
  • Large agate stone slices
  • E6000
  • Metallic gold and/or silver paint markers
  • Small rocks
  • Sand
  • Small cacti or succulents
  • Cactus mix potting soil


  1. Color the edge of each agate stone with metallic paint marker.  Allow marker to dry.
  2. Glue stone to the center of the planter.  Let glue dry thoroughly.
  3. Add a thin layer of sand to the bottom of each planter.
  4. Follow with a thin layer of rocks.
  5. Plant your succulents and/or cacti in the pots. 
  6. Optional: give each planter a pump of succulent food and lightly water.

DIY Agate Stone Planter
DIY Agate Stone Planter

Did you make your own agate stone DIY project?  Share it with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy and tag me @lavidaholoka!



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