DIY Vertical Succulent Garden


My daughter gave me a set of unfinished boards for Christmas last year because she thought "I could do something with them". Challenge accepted!
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I thought the boards looked like mini pallets which gave me the idea to create a vertical succulent garden.
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I wanted to use real succulents but when I found faux succulents at the dollar store, I decided to go with those. I cleaned the dollar store out of all of them that day. The first thing I did was to stain the boards with Rustoleum weathered gray stain to give them a more rustic look.
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Next I arranged the succulents on the boards, repositioning them until I had a layout that I liked. Once I was happy with it, I secured them to the boards with a little hot glue.
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Now that the succulents were in place, I thought it looked a little bare so I filled in around them when some sheet moss. Also securing that with hot glue. This part gets a little messy, you'll want to have some newspaper underneath for easy clean up.
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I plan to hang these outside on my covered porch. I don't think they would hold up if exposed to the elements for long, so keep them indoors or in a sheltered location outside.

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  • Lisa House
    on Aug 23, 2016

    Really cute idea

  • Jordan Le Bouton
    on Mar 11, 2019

    Ha ha. The remarks made me laugh. This is cute and I can see where this would be really cute. I will have a screened in front porch and this would be very nice to look at.

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