The Stunning Succulent Planters You Can DIY Using Jenga Blocks

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Game night with your friends almost guarantees a few rounds of the equally terrifying and beloved game, Jenga. Everyone knows how fun playing with the stackable blocks is and how gutting it feels when the tower falls and you lose. However, not everyone is aware that these short blocks of wood can also make the most stunning planters for your houseplants you ever did see. If you're been itching for a new planter that will add some character and dimension to your home decor and is ideal to make your succulents pop, this DIY creation is right up your alley.

You don't have to be an expert carpenter to make this gorgeous planter work, but you do need a few tools like a paintbrush, wood glue, and wood stain. The blocks usually come in sets of 54, so you can customize your creation to be as large or tall as you wish by getting more packs. If you purchase two packs of Jenga blocks from Amazon, along with wood stain and Gorilla wood glue, you would be spending about $50. For a cheaper option, look for the Tower Tumble games for $5 each at Five Below. With just a little bit of time and effort, the final result will be worth it. 

Build your Jenga planter

When creating your Jenga planter, remember that a weak foundation makes for an unsteady planter. YouTube DIY family page Team Gravey gives an in-depth tutorial on how to go about setting them up. You'll need one or more sets of Jenga blocks and wood glue to secure the hardwood pieces together.

The base of the planter starts with 10 blocks glued flat in two rows of five. Next, pieces are attached on all sides in a staggered pattern to form the planter's walls. Be sure to wipe down excess glue as you go before it dries for a seamless finish. When you're done creating the base and the walls, add four more blocks to the bottom to make the legs if you want the planter to stand up.

You can change the size of your planter by adding more blocks to create a larger base or continue stacking additional sets of blocks upward until you reach your desired height. Another way to customize the size of the planter is to use the larger Jenga pieces. Once finished, you can leave the planter as is or apply a wood stain or paint. Place your favorite indoor succulent pot inside the planter and let it sit somewhere eye-catching. Another great idea would be to convert it to a hanging planter. Ditch the leg stands and buy some $1.25 nautical rope from Dollar Tree instead. Weave it around the grooves of the planter until it's secure and hang it from your ceiling or wall.