Today I’m sharing one of my favorite DIY projects to date!
I have always loved the look of succulents, but never made the plunge to buy them. One of my little goals this spring/summer is to work on my green thumb (thank you Google and Pinterest!), and I decided to start with making my own mini succulent garden. I read up on how to take care of succulents at this awesome blog I stumbled upon in my research, Succulents and Sunshine. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep mine alive and thriving, but I’m 3 days in and they are still looking good! ;)
What I like about projects like this is that they don’t break the bank, they create something cute for my apartment, and I can learn so much from it. If these succulents don’t do well, I’ll have lessons learned for the next time I try tackling them. I did the same thing the first time I tried growing herbs at home! (Let’s just say… it was a disaster, but I learned a lot).
I picked up all of my supplies at my local Walmart, but I think next time I’m going to hit up Amazon instead. I checked out their gardening supplies, and wish I had shopped there first! Their prices are usually much better than anywhere else I can find, and I love that I don’t have to leave the comfort of my tiny apartment to get whatever I need. #1stworldprobs
My goal for this project was to make a fun centerpiece for my dining room table. I don’t know if it will work out very well (due to lack of sunlight), but we’ll see and learn from it. Like I said earlier, I’m all about learning from first hand experience! I found some very similar items for reasonable prices at Amazon, and I think you’ll love them.
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2 small or 1 medium-sized flower/succulent pot
Variety of succulents (I added a small cactus for some color)
Small rocks *optional
Gloves *optional, but nice to avoid getting soil under your nails
Fill the pot 3/4 of the way full of soil. Carefully place the succulents in the desired place. Gently pack some more soil around the succulents, being careful of the roots and leaves.
Pour some water in the pot. You don’t need a lot- just enough to moisten the soil.
*Optional: cover the soil with some small rocks.
Keep your succulent in a sunny place! They love their sunshine and should get around 6 hours of it. Check out Succulents and Sunshine for more tips on taking care of your new DIY mini succulent garden!
What gardening experience (or disaster!) have you had? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.