Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot keep plants alive. The only living plant in my house has been a tree that was given to me and the only reason I said yes to taking it was because they said it only needs to be watered once a month! With succulents all the rage I decided to give them a try and what do you know…. success! So now I am putting them everywhere. Now that the snow is melted I noticed that the ones I planted in my flowerbed have not only lived but sprouted new baby succulents!
So of course I needed this DIY succulent teacup planter. Read on to learn how to make a DIY Succulent Teacup Planter of your own!
DIY Succulent Teacup Planter
What you need:
- a small teacup
- a small succulent
- small river rocks
You guys this is so easy to put together and oh so cute! It would make such a cute little thank you gift or Mother’s day gift.
How to put together a DIY Succulent Teacup Planter.
First you need to find a teacup. This isn’t something I keep around the house and if I did I probably wouldn’t want to put dirt in it! I went to a local thrift store and picked up a cute little teacup for $1! There were so many options too!
Next you want to fill it up with dirt. Since it’s such a small amount it is super easy to just take if from a garden or even a potted plant. That way there are some good nutrients already in the soil. I filled my teacup up to about an inch below the top rim of the teacup.
Depending on the size of your succulent decide where you want to put your succulent. I wanted mine off to the side but if it were just a little bigger I would have put it right in the middle and let it fill up the teacup.
I used a couple branches from a plant in my garden. I have no idea what it is called. I just know it is a ground cover. It was the same purple shade as part of the succulent so I grabbed a couple of pieces. I’m not sure if they will last but for a gift it just adds a little touch.
Finish off the planter by adding a layer of small river rocks. I used mine from a left over bag of fish tank rocks but you can find these in craft stores and I think some dollar stores have them too! You can also use those glass stones. I like having the top layer of stones so the succulent has a firm hold in the planter for when you water. And it just looks prettier.
And there you have it. So so easy! Remember how I said these would make a great gift? You can head on over here to Mommy Envy to download free printable gift tags for your DIY succulent teacup planter!
Tell us… Do you have a green thumb or are you hopeless when it comes to keeping plants alive? Have you ever tried growing succulents?
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