May 19, 2015

No Green Thumb // No Problem

So when Sarah from Coffee & Glitter posted about these cute succulents, I was intrigued. Wait, you don't have to work hard to keep this thing alive? I'm all in.

You will need:
A mason jar or pot-something you will be able to fit your hand inside
     - I found some great ones at Target and Marshall's
A few succulents- a cactus is so cute
     - Lowe's had an entire section of succulents
Cactus soil
Small garden rocks

To make:
Fill the jar or pot about 1/3 of the way up with the cactus soil
Prepare a hole in the soil where you will place your succulents
Put down a little more soil around your succulents
Place the rocks around the succulents to make it pretty

I  also read that you can first line with a layer of rocks under the soil, and add some sand after the succulents are in before you put the rocks on top. There are so many variations and great ideas on Pinterest too.
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The succulent garden's make a great gift, I made one for Chuck's mom for Mother's Day and she loved it. They are a great homemade treat that don't cost much to make. I am really loving useful DIY projects that can double as gifts, because something from the heart is a wonderful present in my opinion.

Tweet: No green thumb? No problem! DIY Succulent Garden from @emeliaanne_

 While you're here, check out some of my other DIY projects like my chalkboard menu planner and this cute picture frame.

What's your favorite DIY? Have you made one of these yet?


  1. I love this post so much. I'm obsessed with succulents. I probably have about 30 at my apartment, and they're beautiful and so easy to care for. You're right! They do make great gifts. I've been doing little succulent gardens for gifts for a while and they're always well recieved!

  2. I seriously need to try these. How easy!! And so pretty.

  3. This is perfect for me - we live in the city and don't have outdoor space so I want to bring some plant life into the home...thank you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Yayyy! I adore this!

  5. These are too cute! And hopefully something I can keep alive :)

  6. Thanks Kate, if I can do it anyone can!! Good Luck!

  7. Yes, they are great for small places, hope you get to make one soon! Please send me a pic if you do, I love them!

  8. That's awesome....I want to see all yours! I love making these now :)

  9. I have somehow killed even bamboo plants but I took a risk and bought a succulent about a month ago and it's still alive! Hooray! If I can make it last until June I decided I was going to make a little mini succulent terrarium. Fingers crossed.

  10. YAY for you! I can't wait to see what you make :) Go girl!