Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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 cactus..it 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






11 comments :

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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

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  9. Those are such cute little things!

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

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