Last week we went searching for projects in Goodwill, and couldn't find much of a fixer upper or anything. I settled for two small, round glasses (total: $3) to give B a generous third chance on being a plant owner.
As succulents need very little water, your soil cannot stay too wet. Some planters have holes in the bottom to allow water to drain, but to put holes in these glasses would be very involved. A thick layer of rocks however, gives the same draining effect.
One week later and they are still alive and enjoying their corner of B's desk!