This DIY is so simple, just a few steps that transform PVC pipe into cute little faux granite planters. These would make great hostess gifts or cluster a few together by a kitchen window!


PVC  3-inch pipe sockets

Spray Paint (Granite or Stone Effect) I used a dark and light granite

Drop cloth to protect your work surface

Painter’s Tape (optional)

Succulents (most hardware stores sell 3-inch plants which fit perfectly)


  1. Prepare a work surface outside, using a drop cloth (a flattened box will do).


  1. For a two-tone look, tape off the top half of the pipe socket; spray the bottom half with dark granite; let it dry. Remove tape and spray light granite over the whole socket.



  1. Holding the can further away from the socket while you spray will achieve a better texture. Allow to dry completely between coats. I applied two coats.


  1. Fill each one with your choice of plants. If not using succulents, drill a hole in the bottom for drainage.