For the last post before Mother's Day, I wanted highlight something that you can give your mom that lasts a long time. I made this succulent jewelry box over a month ago, and it is still going strong. Cut succulents are easily replanted in soil and will continue to grow and thrive. If you want to give your mom something this Mother's Day that will last, this is the DIY for you. I found this wonderful glass jewelry box (large) at Pottery Barn and thought that it would be a wonderful vessel for an indoor succulent garden.
As originally intended. Image courtesy potterybarn.com
What you'll need: succulents*, succulent soil (or other porous soil - important), plastic wrap, glass box
* You may have noticed that there is an African violet in the center of the box. I wanted to add something with a bit of contrasting color in the center of the garden. Other great choices would be begonia or kalanchoe (also a type of succulent)
- Line the bottom of the box with plastic wrap, and add the soil. This will help keep it from leaking when you mist (not pour) water on it
- Add the succulents and flowering plant. Cut succulents will do fine when replanted, but if taking them from existing pots, it is easy to pull them out of the soil and replant without cutting them
Continue adding until you are satisfied with the look of your garden
Succulents do not need much water. Mist with water once a week and it will last a very long time
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing and hard-working moms out there!