DIY: Mason Jar Succulent Garden

If there was a criminal charge for killing live plants, I would be in jail for life. Honestly, it is very embarrassing. John's grandmother is over here with the greenest thumb of them all and a prize winning garden and I can barely keep a bouquet of flowers alive for more than three days. 

I was pretty ecstatic when succulents became a 'thing'. I'll be honest, I am not exactly sure what a succulent is but, it is pretty much a form of a is something that it very low maintenance and it is something I can keep alive! 

Anyways, you could say I am now a bit obsessed with succulents. I have three succulent gardens and have become quite fond of gifting my new hobby to friends and family. 

Along with bigger/more personal gifts, I have been gifting Mason Jar Succulent Gardens. These are quite fun and super simple and easy to make! 

What You Will Need
-mason jar (large enough to get your hand in the top)
-cactus soil
-river rocks, bright aquarium rocks, or glass beads
-a succulent 
-moss (optional)
-ribbon/tag (optional)

To Assemble
 1. pop the lids off your mason jar
2. fill about 1/3 with soil
3. plant succulent-they come out of the planters very easily, just tap the sides
4. fill in with the river rocks/fillers
5. finish the jar off with ribbon and the lids
you can make a cute tag explaining how to care for the succulent...all the recipient needs to know is that the only care they need to provide is a teaspoon of water once a week and cactus food once every month! 

Variations Found On Pinterest


  1. These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;)
    Have a fabulous day, Sarah! Xx

  2. I kill plants all the time tooooo....I need to make one of these, I LOVE them! What a great gift idea too...thanks for sharing girl!

  3. I love succulents! I just bought one because I have a horrible black thumb and I figured it would be an easier one to keep alive! I love this idea of giving them as a gift!

  4. Omg I absolutely love this!! Pinning for later to make as a gift

  5. I love these. I need to try and do this for my apartment.

  6. This is such a great gift idea! My Mama would love this because she kills every other plant we give her!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  7. Great idea, especially with Mother's Day coming up!


  8. Love this and can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Those are such cute little things!

  10. I love this so much!! I've been obsessed with succulents lately. This is perfect!


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