For the Love of Succulents!
Succulents seem to be all the rage right now and I've officially jumped on the bandwagon.
I purchased a little handing terrarium similar to the one at the right from Whole Foods over the summer. Well, he didn't last long. I had it nicely displayed on the window sill over the sink so that I could enjoy it while doing dishes, and well... the boyfriend came along to put the shade down and... SMASH!
I'm still waiting for my replacement terrarium (and surprise roses - ahem!). But moving on!
I purchased the white planter (below) from Home Depot last Spring to keep fresh herbs in the house. Sadly, the planter was a bit small and my cilantro, basil and mint didn't even last through the summer.
My replacement plan was always succulents, but it wasn't until I came across these FAKE succulents at Michaels that I finally got moving with the project.
As you can see, I simply bent the stems of the fake succulents and pushed them into the already existing potting soil. I know it's not the cleanest option, but I do have plans to replace the dirt with pebbles. Stella was very curious about the whole process. As you can see, I couldn't get a picture without her in it. Meow!
I'm really happy with the end result, they look very realistic for being plastic. I even had the boyfriend touch them because he didn't realize they were fake. It works out well since the apartment doesn't get a lot of natural light.
I can't wait to start another succulent project. Check out some of the inspiration pictures I have pinned on Pinterest. There are some really creative ideas out there.
|What a bright idea! (Get it?)|
|The natural wood, the glass dome, LOVE.|
|A great way to add some coastal flair.|
|I passed one of these in TJ Max recently |
and now totally regret not taking it home.
|Funny enough, I have the exact same bowl! |
But I use mine to hold fruits and veggies.
|Channeling a little Kim & Kanye,...|
a WALL of succulents.
Has anyone else done something awesome with succulents?