Mother’s Day is looking a little different this year but this holiday doesn’t have to “succ,” especially when you have a fun succulent project you can do at home!
Now more than ever, you should celebrate the important people in your life. If you are looking for a virtual activity to do with your mom, then check out this super cute (and fun) DIY project using trendy succulents. Succulents (and houseplants in general) have been the go-to for home decor options for quite some time now and they make the best gifts too.
Whether you choose to make your own to drop them off at your mom’s doorstep, or you choose to have a DIY virtual party with your mom, you’ll surely have a relaxing time!
Here’s how you can create your own.
- Clay pots (we used 2 ½ inches, but you can definitely go bigger if you wish!)
- Painter’s tape
- Foam brushes
- Acrylic paint (we used Martha Stewart’s Metallic Gold)
- Potting soil (you can use any soil that has either “cactus mix” or “succulent mix”)
- Aquarium gravel (we went with Turquoise, but it comes in lots of fun colors)
- Succulents from FiftyFlowers.com
1. Gather your supplies
Gather your supplies and determine what type or types of designs you would like for your pots. We used a combination of freeform and geometric designs.
Using painter’s tape, tape off your desired design, like the triangle shown. Be sure to press down firmly along the edge of the tape to prevent any bleeding.
3. Paint inside the taped area
Then apply a layer of paint. Let it dry and repeat.
4. Allow the paint to dry
Once your pots are dry, carefully peel off the painter’s tape to reveal your design!
5. Fill in the pots with soil
6. Add in your decorative gravel
Clean your aquarium gravel by rinsing with water and then place a layer around the edges of your pot.
7. Insert the succulent into the soil
Important Care Tips to Remember
- Succulents thrive in hot, dry conditions, but make sure they are not in direct sunlight all day.
- Avoid overwatering. Try to keep the soil moist but not wet. (Be sure to water the soil directly.)
- Rotate succulents frequently to make sure the entire plant is getting sunlight.
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