DIY a Mini Succulent Garden This Summer
Get ready to turn an old baking pan into a lovely little succulent garden. Place it in your kitchen, as the dining room centerpiece, or out on the front porch to liven up any space. Complete the trough with a little mini scrap fabric garland to add a little extra pop of color to this adorable little project!
What You'll Need:
- baking tin
- drill with large drill bit
- air plants (optional)
- 2 skewers
- scrap fabric
- sewing machine
Step 1: Make your scrap fabric banner. Measure the approximate length of your garden tin and add a few extra inches to each side. Cut the ribbon and then cut little pieces of fabric approximately 1" wide by 1.5" long. We created little rectangles with the bottoms cut at a slight angle but you could also do mini triangles or straight rectangles as desired. Line up your fabric pieces along the ribbon in your desired pattern.
Step 2: Stack up the fabric pieces in the order you want them on the ribbon. Feed the ribbon through your sewing machine and slowly add in the fabric pieces beneath the ribbon to sew up the garland. Keep a couple inches of length on each side of the ribbon for tying.
Step 3: When your garland is finished, create the garden. Turn a baking tin upside down and drill a few holes for water drainage.
Step 4: Next, place rocks in the bottom of the tin to also aid in water drainage (succulents HATE being overwatered!).
Step 5: Lastly, arrange your succulents in the tin and fill in dirt around them to finish off the planter. Once all the dirt is packed in, you can use a little paint brush to get excess dirt off the tops of the plants (optional). Add a little water to the planter if needed. Stick your skewers in on either side of the planter and tie up the garland!
Note: if your mini garden lives anywhere inside, keep in mind that it will leak from the drainage holes with each watering so you may want to keep a plate beneath it to catch extra water.
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