Succulents Don’t Suck
I love spring. It makes me so happy to hear the birds singing, to see all the beautiful flowers blooming and to feel that warm sunshine start beating down on my skin. Spring also means getting the patio all nice and pretty for all the use it is about to get.
Quick admission, I’m super obsessed with going to the dollar store
this spring all the time. I knew my mother-in-law wanted a succulent plant, so I browsed the aisles for some creative inspiration. When I just so happened to find adorable little succulent plants down the craft aisle, I knew I could make something super pretty with them. Yes, they are fake succulents, but trust me on this one, they look sooo real and the final product is awesome!
I love this little succulent garden so much that I am going to make another one just like it for our bare little patio table. It needs a little pizzazz and this is just the ticket.
As an extra bonus, this succulent garden is super easy to assemble and wallet friendly, since I was able to get all of the materials at the dollar store… major score! This is definitely a kid friendly project too. Maybe this is could a unique Mother’s Day present for mom or grandma?
I found everything at Dollar Tree but I’m sure you could find all items at a similar store.
Here’s what you need:
3 succulent plants
3 glass votive bowls
2 bags of decorative sand
1 bag of decorative rocks
1 decorative plate
DIY Succulent Garden
Assembling this DIY succulent garden is simple as can be. First, determine where you want your glass votive bowls to be on your plate. After you have them arranged and in position, place Krazy Glue on the bottom of one votive and push down into place. Push firmly in the center of the votive to help the glue adhere to the plate. Repeat with the other two votive bowls.
Next, add sand into the bottom of the bowls. I filled mine about a third way full. Place the succulent plants into the sand and push them down so the sand partially covers the succulent pot. You can always pull the pots out and add more sand to your liking.
Once you have your sand and succulents in place, scatter your decorative rocks around the sides of the plant. Leave your finished product alone for an hour or two to allow the glue to fully dry before you move your succulent garden to it’s finally home!
I just love this succulent garden so much I’m thinking of buying a bunch more to do additional projects with them. Here are some ideas that I’ve thought of:
Instead of using the plate, scatter tea lights in between the plant bowls
Make a hanging net to go over the bowl and it can be a beautiful hanging garden instead
Fill a wooden crate with the succulent plants for a beautiful statement piece
Glue a candle stick to the middle of the plate and glue a smaller plate on top to make a tiered succulent garden
Be sure to check out my backyard and patio Pinterest board for more really cool succulent projects!
I’d love to hear from you! How do you plan on sprucing up your patio this spring?