Are you looking for a gift that is thoughtful and ‘homemade’ at the same time? I know I am the crazy plant lady, but there is something about receiving a plant that makes my heart happy. Giving a plant to a loved one is almost automatically guaranteed to brighten their day. Do you have friends who are afraid of killing plants? Remove that fear, give them succulents! In this post, I will show you how to create a fabulous ‘homemade’ gift that anyone would love within just a few minutes. Hello, 7 Minute Mini Succulent Garden.
I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried recently when I was trying to come up with a gift for a silent auction at my daughter’s school. Compared to some of the other mom’s creativity, I felt a bit subpar. But, I put on my big girl chonies and decided to create a mini succulent garden, and it has now become my go-to gift!
What you will need:
–Your chosen container
I typically shop at Walmart or other nurseries and purchase interesting looking containers for a low price. When I find something that isn’t technically a container, I just drill a hole underneath to ensure water can drain during watering. Mine was 10 inches in diameter.
I chose succulents that have different textures and heights to create a dramatic look.
–Decorative Rocks (Optional)
Sometimes I include decorative rocks, but let’s be honest, most of the time I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off and forget to buy the fancy stuff. So, I use the pea gravel we have in our yard, and it looks just as pretty in my opinion!
Steps to Plant:
- Drill hole underneath container if one does not already exist
- Fill container up about halfway with potting mix
- Gently remove succulents from their pots and loosen the soil. Place the largest or most eye-catching succulent (color or shape) in the center as a focal point. Plant other succulents around the focal point in your desired design. Do not worry about crowding, succulents don’t mind growing on top of each other.
- Cover the potting soil with decorative rocks or shells of your choice
- Tie a large ribbon around the container and call it fabulous!