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Retro Revitalize

Updated: Aug 2, 2018

Who even has a landline anymore? Emma is here to show you how to turn your vintage rotary phone into a cute succulent plant holder!

Here are the materials you're going to need:

Thrifted Rotary Phone

Flat Head Screw Driver

Spray Paint Of Choice X 2

Succulent of choice (or air plant!)


Succulent soil

After that it's as simple as 1-2-3 (4, 5, 6, 7...8)!


  1. Using the screwdriver, remove the bottom of the telephone.

  2. Pry the inner dial from the center of the phone so that a hole is created for your succulent.

  3. If you’d like to keep the numbers visible, remove the dial from the rest of the phone using a screwdriver and some elbow grease. I like a clean look, so I’ll be spraying over top of mine.

  4. Spray paint the entire top portion of the telephone and let dry.

  5. Spray paint the rotary wheel and let dry.

  6. Once dried, reinsert the inner dial if you’ve taken it out.

  7. Reattach the top and bottom parts of the phone.

  8. Finally, slip your succulent or air plant pot through the hole in center.