Succulent planters are adorable, but can be pretty pricey. Here is how I made mine (and if you are in the local Austin area, check out my shop!)
- mugs, jars, or other objects (try the Goodwill, Dollar Tree, and Ikea – be creative!)
- Activated Charcoal
- Potting soil meant for succulents and cacti
- Small rocks (again, check out the Dollar Tree)
- Succulents (I buy mine from etsy.com)
- extras like quartz rocks or small toys
- clean out the container you want to use (for this one I found a glass coffee pot at the Goodwill for 1.99)
- Begin by pouring the small rocks inside of the container. I usually pour enough so the entire bottom surface is covered.
- The next step is to add the activated charcoal – since it is charcoal be careful not to wipe your hands on your clothes or other fabrics.
- Next comes the potting soil! make sure to add enough to full immerse your roots.
- I buy my succulents online – they come in about 2in containers. I don’t use the soil they came potted with, so I carefully remove the plant and try to brush off excessive soil from the roots. Using my fingers I make a small indentation in the soil and anchor my succulent inside of the depression. Again, using my fingers I try to pack the soil around the succulent to make sure it is secured.
- This part is my favorite – decorating! I accidentally bought the wrong size of quartz crystals back in December from Amazon, but I kept them because I knew I could use them. I will place 1-2 quartz crystals upright into the soil for the larger containers, and put 1-2 tumbled stones for the tea cup succulents. You can also put small toys. I bought a package of tiny dinosaurs from Target, and am waiting for some Totoro figurines to come in the mail!
The succulents are fairly easy to maintain. I have mine on my kitchen window sill because I am still debating if I should give them away as gifts – they are so cute I want to keep them all!