Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Succulent Embellishment { DIY }

I had some serious success this year, when it came to my green thumb... and I cannot wait to get started on next year's garden... and flowers pots. I have big plans for it, but in the meantime I wanted to bring the outside... inside... I never in a million years considered myself to be a "house plants" kind of girl. But there's something about succulents that are absolutely beautiful. Okay, and maybe the fact that you barely have to water these suckers. Seriously... that's a major bonus. I love how different each and every succulent is, with the many varieties that are out there. Mixing a few together into a terrarium display has been on my "to do" list for quite some time... and with the temps dropping, I figured now would be a great time to try it all out. I decided to plant some in a terra cotta pot, and a few others in an oversized mason jar. They just recently stocked some adorable terrariums at Hobby Lobby, so I might just need to snag one of those, if all goes well over the next few weeks with these succulents.

There's so many creative ways to throw together terrariums, or a medley of succulents. For my terra cotta pot, I kept it super simple...I kept the plants nice and close to one another, but giving each enough room to grow. I did however, create a simple embellishment. 

I've had some scrabble tile letters on hand, and decided to spell out the word "GROW"...

I took some kabob sticks, and hot glued the tiles to the sticks... 

After potting my succulents, I cut the sticks at various lengths (but so that it looked like the word was growing), and then stuck them in my terra cotta pot. 

Super cute, and super simple... for the big mason jar, I only used collected stones (a great thing for the kids to help acquire for you) to embellish. 

I love seeing the green brought inside the house. Makes me feel like it's a bit "livelier" in here... 

It's a great little gift for a friend as well, who might not have the greenest of thumbs. For this look, I wrapped the kebab stick with bakers twine. I think they would even look cute painted. 

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