There is no limit to what you can make items you purchase from a dollar store. This is an extremely easy DIY of adorable succulent planter. These will be a great addition to your work table top, shelves , side table or even night stand. Generally, plants are great decor pieces and it complements to any kind style of decor you have. I found these fake succulents in local dollar store and immediately grabbed a bunch of them.
Succulent variety of plants are very easy to maintain and they look cute & fresh year round. But, this planter I am making is with fake succulents as I couldn’t find real ones. For making this planter, first we need a fancy looking container, mug, jar or even a box. It can be any shape you like. I used my glass containers from dollar store. Initially, that kitty mug was not part of this project. I bought that mug from amazon long ago and while doing this project thought why not turn it into a planter too! and that is how it joined this party.
Other than the containers, you would need sand (any color), moss and stones (I used white and blue). The idea is to create layers of different materials on top of each other and finally tuck in the plant itself. Having different colors of layers will be more attractive while looking through those glass containers. If you are using a opaque container like my kitty mug, then the type of filling doesn’t really matter. So, I first used all the materials for glass containers and filled the kitty mug with the leftovers.
Firstly I added a nice thick layer of sand and shook the container to let it settle evenly. Next I layered green moss and then with white stones. Unfortunately, I did not fill enough green moss which I realized later. You can play around with the materials and try different layering too. Just make sure that you do not add sand on top of the stones or gravel. It will just run through the voids and both materials will mix up. You do not want that look. You can learn from my mistake. 🙂
If you have miniature models of a specific theme, you can add them inside the container. Bring out the creative side in you!
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