Majestic Indoor Garden




Hero shot of DIY planter with succulents against a wooden wall.

Succulents are great plants to have inside your home as they are extremely beautiful to display. They bring life into whatever room you put them in and need very little care to stay alive.

Here are the steps to create a geometric and modern vertical garden shelf.


Overhead shot of material list.


1 in. x 3 in. x 8 ft. wood board

A mix of around 10 small succulents

Wood Glue 

Paint – PPU Back to Nature S340-4 from our 2020 Color Trends Collection


Tape measure

Paint brushes

Carpenter squares (to check the angle of the frame)

Sand paper for uneven edges

Clamps 12 inches (to secure wood and glue)

Hand Saw or Miter Saw 

Step 1: Measure and Cut

Measure and mark your wood board using the following measurements, or you can use your own measurements to suit where you would like to place this project. 

With the 1 inch x 3 inch x 8 feet board, we made: 

2 pieces – 15 inches at 90 degree angles 

2 pieces – 10 inches at 90 degree angles

1 piece – 13.5 inches cut at 45 degree angles

Hand cutting wood on a miter saw.
Piece of wood measured at 13.5 inches.

After you cut the wood, smooth the rough edges with a piece of sandpaper or sanding block.

Sanding the edges of the wood.

Step 2: Assemble

Assembling the wood pieces together to create planter.

Use wood glue to attach edges.

Use clamps to secure in place.

Gluing wood parts together to create planter.

Repeat on all sides and clamp together.

Securing wood pieces with clamps.

Once the glue has dried, sand the edges to smoothen and even out the surface. 

Sanding edges to prevent splinters.

Step 3: Paint

Paint the shelf in the color of your choice. We used our 2020 Color of the Year – Back to Nature S340-4 from our 2020 Color Trends Collection.  Allow the paint to completely dry.

Painting wooden planter with our 2020 Color of the Year Back to Nature.

Step 4: Decorate Box

Now that you have your shelf assembled and painted, stack your potted succulents on each other’s sides inside of the triangular cubbie you have made. 

Adding succulents to slot.

Note: taking the succulents out of the pot may cause the wood to decay.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Place your new shelf on your wall and enjoy the natural and earthy personality it brings into your home!

Hero image of finished planter.
Detail shot of succulents in planter.
Planter placed in a sitting area against a wooden wall. The sitting area features a leather chair and a wooden side table.

For more Trend inspiration please visit the 2020 Trend Website

Colorfully yours, 

-Brittney Trinh & Daniela Donato

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