After seeing so many people using unconventional containers for their succulents, I thought I better jump on the bandwagon!
DIY Wooden Letter Rack for Succulents
I found a wooden mail rack/sorter/holder at Sal’s Army last week. With as popular as succulents have become, I decided this would be a quirky way to display them. I had thought about painting it but, then I thought to myself, “Self, you don’t have to paint EVERYTHING.” So, I didn’t. But I DID give it a good coat of polyurethane since I will water it every now and then. (Not too much…I have drowned many a plant. I think I’m the only person in the world that has killed an aloe vera plant.)
After it dried, I filled the bottom of each “holder” with rock.
Next, I gathered up all of my succulents, took them out of their pots and loosened the dirt at the roots so they would have room to grow.
Then I stuffed each one into the wooden letter slots. (It was a tight fit!)
There you have it! A very quick and easy project to do. I had gone to Lowe’s to buy Hens and Chicks but they were sold out. Do you think they would have worked better?
My brown thumb has struck again. I have a tendency to either over-water or under-water my succentlents. They all perished.
Turn that frown upside down...I came up with an even better idea! For starters, I threw out the now-dead succulents. I went to the Dollar Tree and bought eight faux succulents. I also got floral foam there, too. The succulents were in little pots so I removed them. Then I squished the foam into the pockets and took the cacti and whatnot and "planted" them into the foam.
Guess what...it's been nearly three years since I "planted" them and THEY'RE STILL ALIVE!
- Second-hand letter rack (Salvation Army)
- Succulents (live) (Lowe's)
- Succulents (faux) (Dollar Tree)
- Floral foam (Dollar Tree)