DIY: Succulents in a Bowl

9 Materials
30 Minutes

You can do a lot of fun things with bowls. Inside, but of course also outside. These beautiful objects, from large to small, bring your interior and garden to life! A bowl of different materials and structures is completely contemporary. A bowl with a mix of succulents, a mini glass pond with floating flowers: you can come up with anything. We are happy to help you on your way and show you what you can do with bowls.

 You don't need much space for a green eye-catcher . With a bowl full of different plants you can make the most beautiful combinations and bring your home to life. This little happiness fits everywhere. A real happier in winter!

First you take the bowl. Put a plastic bag in here.

Pour in expanded clay balls (about 1/3 of the bowl)

Fill the rest of the bowl with the cactus potting soil

Get cactus soil here:

Next, stick the large log into the ground, just a little bit away from the center

Remove the succulents from the plastic pots and put them in the soil

Just press firmly: make sure the plants are well in the ground. Look carefully where you place what, everything must be connected.

Take the lying log into account. This one must have the space. Place it on the chosen spot. Press it a little longer so that it is firmly in the sand.

Get succulents here:

Cut off the protruding piece of plastic

Cover the plastic and cactus soil with a combination of sand and glass stones

Avoid revealing the plastic and potting soil

Is there sand on your plants? Brush it off carefully with a brush, for example.

Finally, add the Tillandsia for the finishing touch

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1 question
  • Cary
    on Aug 24, 2020

    What was the reason for lining the bowl with plastic?

    • Janie
      on Aug 24, 2020

      It's just to keep the bowl from getting dirty.

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  • Linda Abate
    on Aug 23, 2020

    This succulent planter is gorgeous. Love how you lined the bowl with plastic before adding the soil and plants. Beautiful for any room in the house.

  • Janice
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Nice! thanks for the idea and instructions.

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