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How to create vertical succulent box with vintage letter

In a previous tutorial I demonstrated how to build a succulent box form out of wood. In this tutorial see how you can use a vintage metal sign to do the same thing.

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Inspiration! A is for Ava. I found this vintage signage letter at an antique shop in Healdsburg. Yup she's just as excited as I am.

Inspiration! A is for Ava. I found this vintage signage letter at an antique shop in Healdsburg. Yup she's just as excited as I am.

Around the edges of the letters drill small holes to tie chicken wire as a cover. Behind the chicken wire, sphagnum moss then succulent soil. Be sure to add drainage holes at the bottom before.

Around the edges of the letters drill small holes to tie chicken wire as a cover. Behind the chicken wire, sphagnum moss then succulent soil. Be sure to add drainage holes at the bottom before.

To hang your letter, get creative. I used found objects like this old door handle from a reclaimed store.

To hang your letter, get creative. I used found objects like this old door handle from a reclaimed store.

The hook I ended up using was taken from and old window lock.

The hook I ended up using was taken from and old window lock.

To fill I used various succulents and sedums. The cool spider looking plant is called a dykia, my new favorite. I don't wait to hang, the chicken wire keeps them tightly packed in.

  • Vintage metal letter form
  • Succulents and sedums
  • Chicken wire
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Succulent soil
  • Drill and metal drill bit