Succulents are all the rage right now, and we know why! Just look at those unique leaves with their thick, beautifully unusual shapes. And for folks like me who don't necessarily have a green thumb (shhhhh!), succulents are nice and hardy and can withstand a LOT of neglect since they store water in their foliage. Perfect!
We love this upcycled succulent planter idea for gifting that special lady in your life (we're thinking Mother's Day around here!). It's easy and homemade, beautiful and beneficial.
How to Make an Upcycled Succulent Planter
Did you know succulents don't ever stop taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen like many plants do at night when the sun goes down? That's right, they keep on doing that thing we depend on our green plants to do. Produce oxygen for us! Now what could be a better Mother's Day gift??
- Used candle jars, or other small glass or ceramic container
- Organic potting soil
- Your choice of succulents
- Scrape any excess wax or debris out of your jars. Soak them in hot soapy water if needed for a more thorough clean.
- Once your candle jars are clean, make sure to rinse and dry well.
- Fill your jars halfway with organic soil making sure to leave room for the succulent, and carefully transfer the succulent into the jar.
- Use more soil to fill your jar around the succulent, covering the top of the roots.
- Soak your succulents with water once a week, or less if needed. Let the soil dry out before soaking again. This promotes big, healthy roots and it's the way succulents like to be watered.
Just look at how cute these succulent planters are! I don't know about you, but I'd be thrilled to get these as they a gift from my kids!