Friday, October 12, 2012

DIY: Antique Succulent Plant

So this morning I went to Kylie's last bridal fitting. OH EM GEE. One week from tomorrow and she will be a married woman. I couldn't be happier for her! Anyways, while we were there we spotted some adorable little succulents that were for sale. She bought a bright green one in a little white vase. After leaving, it got me thinking... I could totally make some cute succulent gifts for her and Jake's new place. So I went to an antique store that Ky and I had gone to together a couple weeks ago. She loves mason jars and milk glass so I found a little of both. Here is how I did it.
What you need:
Cacti Soil
Jar/vase {I purchased mine from an antique store}

1. Put a little pebbles in the bottom of the jar and put cacti soil on top
2. Take succulent out of the container, and place in the jar
3. Fill the empty spaces with soil
{I repeated these steps for the mini Prickly Pear in the milk glass vase}
Tie on some twine and thats it!

This is a perfect gift because these succulents are so easy to take care of. A tip given to Ky and I at the bridal boutique is, try not to get water on the actual succulents because it can kill the "petals" if too much water is put directly on them. They love sunlight as well! I hope you guys enjoyed this easy DIY. The actual planting took me less then 15 minutes to do. Happy Friday!

PS I won't be posting on here tomorrow because it is Ky's bachelorette. I'll see you Sunday! You can follow me on Instagram @alyssamayedwards



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  2. These are so cute! I think my crafty friend would really like this. :)