DIY Tutorial - Succulent Planter Gifts

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DIY Tutorial - Succulent Planter Gifts

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IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - How to make succulent gifts

I love making DIY gifts for our friends/neighbors/teachers for the holidays. Living in southern California, we recently redid our landscaping to be drought tolerant and discovered how beautiful succulents can be.

To spread the succulent love, I decided to make succulent gifts this year. They are simple to make, inexpensive and look beautiful.

To make your own, here's what's you'll need:

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

Instructions:

For larger jars I filled the jars with the following layers from bottom to top:

  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Gravel

For smaller jars I filled the jars with the following layers from bottom to top:

  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Sand
  • Gravel

Be sure to insert your succulent clipping into the soil layer and fill additional layers around the clipping.

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

If you're making these as gifts, you can even add a little note to personalize it. These little banners were from a cupcake kit at Michaels.

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

Beyond the holidays, these make great teacher appreciation gifts, birthday gifts, home decor for your own home, etc.

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

Aquarium gravel comes in all different colors, so I played with an assortment of them to add variety.

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

This jar was actually an old jar of jam. To cover up the top of an old jar, I like to tie a decorative ribbon or jute twine. A few years ago I cleaned the labels off a bunch of glass jars, not knowing what I would do with them. Can’t think of a better way to recycle glass jars (and declutter my house). For some other fun ways to recycle glass jars check out this post.

DIY Tutorial - Succulent Gifts

All in all, I made 14 succulent gifts to give away to family, friends, neighbors and teachers.

    The best part was it only took 2 hours to assemble. I love a project that I can complete during one of Zoey's naps!

    If you're making these for teacher appreciation week, here a few more fun ideas.

    There you have it. I hope you found this helpful and it inspires to make something special for someone else. We'd love to hear from you so leave us your comments below.

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