July 12, 2011

diy - summer succulent garden:



Succulents are always in style. Here's a mini succulent garden, with bunting! This is a fun inexpensive summer afternoon project, and would make a cute gift for a friend.


Here's what you need:

- Cupcake liners
- Scissors
- Small Metal Loaf pan (Found mine at a thrift store for .75 cents!)
- Small Succulents (got mine at the local swap meet, for $1 each)
- Twine
- Potting Soil
- Wood skewer sticks


We'll start with the garland first. So take a cupcake liner and bunch it together.


Poke a hole through - be careful not to hurt yourself on this step!


String twine through the cupcake liner. I placed a piece of tape on the end of the twine, so it could thread through easier.


Continue until your garland is long enough for your pan.



Now tie onto the Skewer sticks and your cupcake garland is all done!


Next, place potting soil into your loaf pan. I filled it up about half way to leave room for the succulent.



Remove succulents and place them in loaf pan.



Fill the remaining part with more soil.


Place cupcake garland in pan and you're done! Now for a finishing touch.


Print out a summer graphic, I used sticker paper so it would stick together when wrapped around. But you can easily use a sheet of paper and just glue it. Cut out and wrap around another skewer stick. Trim down to desired size.


and you have a cute little flag for your garden!




43 comments:

  1. Oohhh this is an adorable idea!! What a fun way to add a little extra sunshine to your garden :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. that is a great idea! i love the yellow colors. did you make the little flag? what font is the word "summer". I'm pinning this to my pinterest so I can do it this weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow this is adorable! Thank you for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That is so cute! And I LOVE succulants. Going to ahve to do this :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. That has to be the sweetest little pot (or pan!) of succulents I have ever seen!

    ReplyDelete
  6. this is so cute! what a great idea, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. aw this is super cute, danni! your photos are always so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Miss Emma and I need to get our hands dirty with this!

    ReplyDelete
  9. hello summer indeed! what a cute idea. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
  10. The result is super cute. I don't have a garden but this looks like it's worth a try.

    ReplyDelete
  11. so stinking cute! i really like the garland. you are so stinking creative! your friends must get the best gifts from you :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Danni,
    this is so cute & a perfect idea for me. I have a summer family reunion picnic this saturday. going to make some for table decoration.
    thank you so much for sharing. love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Innovative use of a baking pan. I have some old pans I could use instead of throwing them away.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great seeing you on Sunday! Such a cute idea to add the bunting and flag, makes it so much more personal. I just planted a few succulents glass, hoping to be able to see the roots as it grows.

    ReplyDelete
  15. aww how cute! Looks so fun and summery.. I made a succulent garden also, I put a little guy that looked like Pai Mae from Kill bill. Check it out on my blog when you get a minute :)

    Hope your summer is going great Danny!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is cute! Giving curiosities and home improvement a new edge.

    It feels as if the plant is announcing itself to the summer... hehehe.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a fantastic idea! Love the cupcake liner idea!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this :-)
    Blessings, Lisa~
    LeafandInk

    ReplyDelete
  18. The fact that these plants are called "succulents" makes me happy!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am obsessed with succulents right now! Can't wait to make this! Where on earth did you find those gorgeous cupcake liners?? I can never find any in pretty colors!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I also loved this cute garden like everyone else. It looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am in love with this idea! I'm going to make this for my new neighbors who will be coming this month! What a perfect housewarming gift. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Adorable!

    http://sparklescribbles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Danni! I LOVE that garland. I made a cupcake garland recently for my little one's birthday, but I really love how you've made each cupcake wrapper look like a little blossom on this one! Also... those cupcake wrappers are too cute - where on earth did you find them!? H xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. danni you are so creative! love this! i'm definitely going to have to try this soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm going to make this. No, seriously--I am. This is not one of those "I'll just say it and then never do it. I'm GOING to do this. (P.S. Thanks for your creativity!)

    ReplyDelete
  26. i can't take it...

    cute cute cute.

    ReplyDelete
  27. that is the cutest thing ever!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Way cute! I particularly like the cupcake pan bunting :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. great idea. this would be the perfect summer party present :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Sooo stinkin' cute! I'm totally going to have to do this for my new place. :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've been wanting to make flags for my indoor herb garden for a while now! I love the idea of a garland! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  32. How have I not seen this until today? AWESOME.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a lovely DIY.
    Just had to link to it from my blog!
    http://colourfolia.blogspot.co.uk/
    Really enjoy reading your posts and I always tell people to check you out.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete

Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni