Kelly@mysoulfulhome
Kelly@mysoulfulhome
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DIY Succulent Dish Garden - Repurpose


I LOVE a good re-purpose and I LOVE succulents so this is one of my favorite recent projects.
I re-purposed something from the hardware store to use as my dish. Can you guess what it is from the second photo?
Read on my blog the funny story that goes along with the AHA! moment I had at the hardware store when coming up with the idea.
This is soooo easy & looks so good, don't you think? And have you seen how expensive those succulent planters are in the shops? Here in LA something this size would go for $40 - $50. Crazy, right?…when you can make one for about $10 - $12.
Well let's get to it!
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Here is my finished succulent dish garden.
diy succulent dish garden repurpose, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents
Can you guess from this side photo what I used as the "dish"? ( I love the fluting! )
diy succulent dish garden repurpose, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents
I bet some of you guessed. I used a galvanized end cap used for heating/duct work. Mine is 8". They come in 6" & 4" as well.
diy succulent dish garden repurpose, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents
Chose the size end cap you want. Then buy some small succulents in 2" pots. If you have pebbles & soil on hand great. If not pick up a small bag of each. I have a pebble area in my yard so I just grabbed a few handfuls.
diy succulent dish garden repurpose, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents
Line your end cap, well let's call it a "dish" now with pebbles. Then add some soil. Tuck in your little succulents. Add soil and a layer of pebbles on top.
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Take off your gardening gloves…stand back….
diy succulent dish garden repurpose, crafts, flowers, gardening, succulents
and admire your handiwork! Wonderful centerpiece, hostess or teacher gift.
Thanks for letting me share my new favorite re-purpose with you. Come on by my blog for more projects, garden tips/ideas, recipes and some laughs!
Kelly@mysoulfulhome

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3 questions
  • Betty Smith
    on Apr 15, 2016

    Will you use this arrangement outside?

  • Carolyn Noyer
    on Apr 15, 2016

    Is this flat? To me the first picture looks like it's "towered" (more up in the middle). I recently made a succulent garden (does not have nearly as many plants in it as yours). My grandson bought me 4 baby's, I put them in a 3 sided pot I got at the dollar store, put a shell in by a couple of them and set a rabbit holding a sign, "welcome to my garden" by it. I would put a picture on here, but I don't know how.

  • Tiffany Michelle Lawson
    on Nov 12, 2016

    How do you keep from breaking your babies? Whn I plant and move myour babies at all they break. Lucky that is the start of a new baby but it starts gaps. Also what about drainage? These things are horrible for there love hate with water.

    • Jane
      on Jan 19, 2017

      I think I would punch holes in the bottom because I don't have good luck without them. As for the the little pieces falling off, I find that the fresher the plant the less they break off. I also use very thin instruments, like chopsticks or dental tools and long tweezers as much as possible to move them or place them. It's a bit trying but does help keep them whole.

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