Angels, Mortals and Succulent Jars.
Okay so that may have been a bit of a weird heading to start this post with, but let me explain. This past week at the hostel we have been playing Angels and Mortals, which is a bit like Secret Santa, but instead, you do nice things for your mortal and spend up to $10 on them. Ever up for the challenge, and having recently done some seashell collecting at the beach, I decided to do something a bit different and make my mortal a Succulent Jar. It was such a cute wee present, which was preceded by a treasure hunt to find it, so I thought I would share how I made it. All up it took me about 15 minutes, not including the time it took to collect the seashells and cost $8 total.
DIY Succulent Jar
Time: 15 minutes Cost: $8.00
You will need:
1 Indoor Succulent ($5-$15.)
1 Apothecary Food Storage Jar ($3-$10, pick jar based on size of Succulent. Lid is optional.)
Handful of clean Seashells (Soak Seashells in boiling soapy water for at least 30 minutes and dry before using.)
How to Make
- Wash the storage jar with hot soapy water, and dry.
- Place a few shells of varying sizes in the bottom of the jar
- Squeeze the end of the plastic pot of the succulent and tip 2cm of the soil into the jar.
- Add another layer of shells on top and repeat until 3/4 full.
- Dig a well in the centre of jar, about 5cm deep and gently place succulent inside.
- Push back soil around the succulent and press down around the base of plant.
- Add a layer of seashells that reaches to the base of the plant.
- You are done! Now just write a note with care instructions and give it to the lucky person.
What did you think of this DIY? Would you like to see more like this on the blog? Please let me know in the comments below if you try making it!