Watermelon Planter

Introduction: Watermelon Planter

About: I'm a hobbyist maker :)

In this instructable, you'll learn to make a recyclable/upcycled pot that keeps your plants moist for a long time. plus when you're done you'll have some watermelon you can use to make some water or eat for breakfast.


  • one half of a watermelon.
  • spoon or ice cream scoop.
  • Soil.
  • Plants, I used succulents because they're really easy to care for.

Step 1: Cut and Clean the Watermelon

The 1st step is to cut the watermelon in half making sure the edge is flat, then using the ice cream scoop or a spoon clean the inside of the watermelon and SAVE what you remove, this can be used to make some water or anything else.

Step 2: ​Decorating the Planter

If you wish you can cut the edge of the watermelon and make some patterns, otherwise skip this step

Step 3: ​Fill With Plants

Now get some soil and fill the planter, once it's filled it time to put some plants in it, I decided to plant succulents.

Step 4: Add Water and Enjoy

Finally add water and enjoy your plants.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 years ago

    This is a really fun idea!

    Do you know if it eventually starts to decompose or mold? This might be a great way to start plants and then plant them right in the watermelon in the ground :)


    Reply 2 years ago

    If you keep the watermelon moist and away from direct sunlight it can last for about a month in good shape, however if the sun dryes out the watermelon you'll get 2 weeks tops, as for mold I've never had a issue with it and if you do its probably because you're adding too much water and it would've happened in any pot.
    If you wish to plant using the watermelon you can get some smaller melons and make holes on them to make it easier for moisture to reach into the soil

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for all that information!