DIY Mini Succulent Garden

DIY Mini Succulent Garden |

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).

DIY Mini Succulent Garden |

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.

DIY Mini Succulent Garden |

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DIY Mini Succulent Garden

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.

DIY Mini Succulent Garden |

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.


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  1. Katie Arnold

    May 25th, 2016 at 8:15 am

    love it!!

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    May 25th, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Thanks Katie! :)

  3. Jessica Bradshaw

    May 25th, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Love the colors together! This is such a cute idea and would make a great gift for someone (or myself. tehe). Love your creative brain.

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Ohh I hadn’t thought about these as gifts! Thanks for the idea Jessica :)

  5. Charlotte

    May 25th, 2016 at 10:42 am

    OMG, how CUTE is this!? Love your little DIY project and thank you for the inspiration (PS: no idea that Amazon sold these things too. I’m a proud Prime member and will have to check this out!)

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks so much Charlotte! And isn’t that awesome?! Amazon has like EVERYTHING.

  7. Jessica Hughes

    May 25th, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Succulents are so great, easy to maintain and cute. Thank you for the cute idea!

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I agree!! Thanks for stopping by Jessica :)

  9. Jacqueline Snoderly

    May 25th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Succulents are my FAVORITE!!! I need to update mine, AGAIN! Our pup dug out my beautiful arrangement I just created. GAH!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Oh no!! That sounds horrible… I’m so sorry to hear that. But hey! Sometimes starting over fresh is just what we need.

  11. Susannah

    May 25th, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    How adorable! I’m definitely hoping to be able to keep plants – even succulents – alive once we’re in our new home!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I hope that having a house will make it easier too! Right now the apartment life is no bueno for my plants.

  13. Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    May 25th, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Yay for mini succulents! I love the colors you chose and the planter. What a fun project!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Lecy!

  15. Whitney @ Fabulous in Fayette

    May 26th, 2016 at 12:15 am

    These is so cute!! I’ve been seeing people all over the place being crazy about succulents! I think my dogs would probably eat it or ruin mine if I had any hahaha

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I keep mine on the table, so my dog can’t reach it and so far we’ve had no problems! And you should try succulents out… They are SO cute.

  17. Chrissy Z.

    May 26th, 2016 at 6:52 am

    We love succulents and my recently started a “collection” of her own, picking them out, planting them and arranging them! So much fun!

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I wish I could garden more… And that I knew how haha.

  19. Candy Kage

    May 26th, 2016 at 7:32 am

    What a simple, easy fun way to add something special to a porch or place in your house. Make great gifts.

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    That’s such a good idea! I think these would be so fun to give to someone who loves plants, and they are the perfect size for smaller apartments or houses!

  21. Madeline

    May 26th, 2016 at 9:18 am

    This post makes me so happy! I love succulents! I just have such a hard time keeping them alive, haha. Living in an apartment though, these are the ideal indoor plants! Thanks for the inspo!

  22. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I agree! I can’t keep anything much bigger in my apartment or it would get wayy in the way haha. Thanks for stopping by Madeline!

  23. Sandy Mangis

    May 26th, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    I love how you say learn from it all the time. Yes we need to jump in and try things, and then learn and come back.

  24. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    So true!! I try to look at life experiences as chances to learn and grow. Life is so much easier when we do that.

  25. Neely

    May 26th, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    What a fun idea! I need to do this!

  26. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 1st, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Neely!

  27. Lauren B.

    June 8th, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I love little succulent gardens! I made one with my kids for earth day last year and that sucker is still perfect! It sits on my patio table (in the dollar store pot I bought) and I never water it, ever. (Fla is so humid, so I guess that is why) So cute!

  28. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    June 9th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Isn’t that awesome?! I love succulents, and they are so easy to maintain, as long as they get plenty of sun. I love that you did that with your kids- so cool!

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