5 Trash to Treasure Succulent Containers
At the fruit and vegetable stand I was at the other day they had the cutest succulent displays. She had gathered a variety of containers and filled them with a variety of succulents. They were adorable! She had a chicken feeder, a jewelry box and several other unusual containers filled. Of course I’m thinking I can do that for a lot cheaper! Let me show you my 5 trash to Treasure succulent containers.
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Some of them still had price tags ranging from .50 to $3 and a couple had been in my stash for years. So to begin this project I gathered a pile of gravel to put in the bottom of each container. This is so that the diet isn’t soaking in the bottom. Excess water is stored in the rocks and eventually sucked up into the soil. Fill the containers with potting soil.
First one I used a ground cover that I pulled out of my fairy garden when I was Adding Solar Lights to the Fairy Garden. It’s called grandfathers chain. The small container has been in the stash for a while. It will be an experiment to see if it winters over, but for the rest of this summer it’s cute as can be!
Second one, a cactus a friend gave me years ago. It started out as one piece. The 3 section container was $3. It is cool to see the rocks and soil through the glass. This one should do well over winter because it will be taken inside. The parent plant has done well doing this.
Thirdly, a simple green cup with a dark border I picked up at a thrift store for fifty cents is deep enough to use for a small planter. The group of plants were already together so all I did was plop it into the cup and full in with some extra potting soil. Of course there are rocks in the bottom for drainage.
The fourth one is another thrift store find. A small , yellow creamer from my stash. I have had it for years just waiting for the perfect craft. I put one hen and chick type succulent in this one. I hope it multiplies! I’ll include the green container also a thrift find for fifty cents. The two plants together look so good.
The fifth and last one is my favorite! The heavy, square pot was $2.99 at the Goodwill. Once again I filled it with a good amount of rocks for drainage. Fill it with Miracle grow potting soil and plop my remaining plants and succulents in this one. I’m hoping they all grow and fill in to make a great planter.
They all turned out so cute! I’m keeping them outside to get good and established and when it turns cold, they will come in the house. I’ll find their perfect spots to brighten our surroundings through the winter!
So what do you think? Inspired to do one of your own? I’d love to see photos your your thoughts on mine in the comments below.
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