I saw these on Pinterest and thought they would be a great Mother's Day gift, and I was right! These turned out so adorable and all of the mothers we gave them to thought they were great. Cheap overall, handmade, and so easy to maintain!
Mine turned out slightly different from the example, but I will explain how to remedy that so they look a little more similar to the Pinterest version.
- Clear containers (we got ours from Home Goods for $10/each)
- Charcoal (find at the local nursery) - this is imperative for draining!
- Cactus soil
Step 1: Clean your clear container with windex.
Step 2: Pour about 1/4 inch of charcoal into the bottom of your container.
Step 3: Pour a small layer of dirt over the charcoal, just enough so you no longer see the charcoal.
Step 5: While holding the succulent in place, pour dirt all around the roots to hold it in place. Fill with dirt until your dirt is just about even with the top of the pre-planted dirt and roots. Be careful to keep your hand over top of the succulent in order to prevent dirt going into its small crevices.
Step 6: Flatten and smooth out dirt, making sure it is even.
Step 7: Pour a layer of rocks over the dirt, covering in all places. Again, be careful to cover the top of the succulent.
Step 8: Water, enough that the dirt is damp.
I give this Pinterest makeover a 4 star redo. I think if I were to do it again, I would know how to make it better and would give it a 5! Per mother, this project evened out to about $25/person. Outstanding! :D