make something monday :: quirky succulent gardens
At my Sisters wedding last month she used tons of succulents in her incredibly gorgeous decor. I loved all of the vintage cigar boxes and rustic linens she had lining the tables! I came home with a dozen or so left over tiny plants and they have been sitting on my table waiting for me to do something with them. I decided to put a few into some of my favorite vintage Pyrex dishes with colored gravel for a quirky twist. They were super easy but thought I would share my process with you today!
gravel - (I used left over fish tank gravel in pink and turquoise)
First find the best grouping for each dish, I think they look best pretty full.
Next remove each plant and add some potting soil. I gave each pot a good bit of water since they were pretty dry and it was a hot day and then let them air out a bit in the sun.
Next I carefully added the gravel to each dish covering up the potting soil. I could totally see these in a bright white pot with bright white rocks as well for a much more modern look.
And that was that. Simple, quirky and free since I had everything laying around the house.
I've been keeping the succulents fresh with a water bottle every few days. I have learned the hard way how easy it is to over water these sweet little guys. Although I admit I am not the best with plants so if you have any further succulent tips for me leave them in the comment section I would love it!
Hope you have a wonderful day today...
PS. I am over at beautifully rooted this morning too with a new post on hospitality.