Succulent Planters with Neon Pink Pebbles

Last week my hubs just got home from a long ten day underway. Ten days really isn’t a long time especially when he’s been gone for much longer but I’m telling you those ten days felt like ETERNITY. Ten days, alone, with a toddler is hard. Don’t get me wrong, every day is special and awesome , it really is, but no day is without challenges. One day, towards the end of the underway, we just had to get out of the house and we ended up at the pet store (!!!). It was a super hot day so the beach or park were out of the question and well, P loves animals so the pet store totally made sense.

We browsed around, talked to the turtles, blowed kisses to the fish, waved to the birds, and as I was leading her towards the exit I spied these gorgeous BRIGHT PINK pebbles and I thought it might be the best idea ever to use them in a planter.

Succulent Planters with Neon Pink Pebbles

Pink Pebbled Succulent Planters

After we spent approximately 19 hours in the pet store obsessing over all of the animals and leaving with nothing except for the pink aquarium gravel it was nap time for P and project time for me.

pink pebbled planter

I got this big ol’ 5 pound bag of neon pink pebbles for about $4. I started with this faux plant from IKEA. This plant has been in P’s room for a few weeks since we are working on her big girl room. I covered up the really obviously fake dirt with the pink pebbles and it instantly looked awesome.

Tea Cup Succlent Planter

Since I had a bag full of pink pebbles, no succulent was safe. I popped this cute little one into a tea cup and dotted it with some gold paint for a chic little succulent planter.

pink pebble planter

Can you even handle these succulent planters?? Imagine the possibilities! Pink, black, yellow, those pebbles come in a gazillion colors!

planter with pink pebbles

I’m always amazed at where inspiration strikes. Pet store today, who knows where tomorrow. Happy Thursday!

* you can also find pink aquarium gravel on (affiliate link).

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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Maria says

    Ok this is probably a totally DUH! question, but I sort of have a black thumb so I very seldome do anything with real live plants, so my question is, do you just use the pebbles in place of soil or do you just put the pebbles on top of the dirt? I’m sorry for such a silly question, but I just got my first succulent ever last week to see if I can keep it alive without killing for more than a month, lol. I live the look of succulents an plants in general, but don’t have many because of my black thumb, and even though my hubby is good when it comes to planting and growing things, he hasn’t been able to do much in that department since he got disabled in a car accident a couple years ago. Thanks for the great idea though, I will definitely get some next time I go out and hope I don’t kill my little succulent, lol.

    • says

      Hi Maria – Yes I just put the pebbles on top of the dirt. I also put a few larger rocks at the bottom of the cup/pot to help with draining. Succulents don’t need a lot of water. I’m definitely not the gardener in the family – that’s my husband but I’ve managed to keep the succulents alive. If I can do it, you can do it ;)

  2. says

    I’ve been waiting for this post! Thought I’d see some gold ;) Isn’t the pink gravel fantastic!? I want to put it in all my plant pots!! But I won’t.
    Love the container you chose for your donkey tail!

  3. says

    I finally got my hubby to plant me some succulents this weekend and remembered this post! I couldn’t find the gravel I wanted but I am decorating my home office in Kelly green, navy, gold and white so…. I got some blue rocks and partially painted them gold! I think I might have to do more and add a little more to it once everything settles in the planter. Thanks for the idea!


  4. says

    Seriously why can I never think of something like this! I love love love this idea! I think it would look beautiful with rich red colored rocks for Christmas. I think I’m going to have to get some gravel!!! Also, I love the polka dot tea-cup. I think I’m going to have to make one of those myself! Thanks for the great ideas! :)

  5. says

    I agree–ten days alone with a toddler is an eternity! I LOVE this idea–especially since you used pink pebbles! Such a cute and creative way to bring some color into the room!


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