Make This: DIY Schlafly Beer Can Planter

Celebrate #EarthDay at home this year. Make your own Beer Can Succulent Planter with a recycled Schlafly beer can and the succulent or cactus of your choice.


  • An empty & clean Schlafly Beer can of your choice
  • Potting Soil
  • Pebbles or Rocks
  • One Succulent or Cactus
  • Can opener
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • A paper towel


  1. Thoroughly wash your can if you have not already. We used dish soap and water. Dry off with a paper towel.
  2. Turn your can upside and use the nail to hammer two holes in the bottom of the can. They should be opposite each other to properly drain the can.
  3. Flip the can right side up and remove the inner lid of the can with a can opener. Be careful as to not cut yourself.
  4. Layer rocks and pebbles at the bottom of the can. This will add weight to the can as well as help drain water in the plant.
  5. Add potting soil and pack in tightly.
  6. Take or succulent of choice, carefully break up the soil and plant in into your can. Add more soil if needed.
  7. Water your new plant and continue to lightly water once a week.