Sadly, I don’t have much luck when it comes to keeping plants alive at home but I do love the idea of adding greenery to my space. Therefore, choosing a super low maintenance option works best for me. Friends also suggest for me to add a few fake plants instead, but honestly, nothing can beat the real deal, amiright?
Succulents have always been a favourite. Not only are they super adorable, but they’re also easy to plant and maintain! Which makes the perfect green companion in my house!
I’ve teamed up with Artemano to show you just how easy it is to transform a simple candle holder into a DIY mini succulent planter!
Read further to find out how to attend a complimentary DIY Succulent Event I’m hosting next week!
What You’ll Need:
- A plant holder – I transformed this plain matte black glass candle holder from Artemano into a planter
- Succulent plant (purchased from Stok floral & design)
- Gold metallic pen
- Planting Trowel
- Mini rocks (optional)
These candle holders are perfect as plant holders as well. The matte black surface makes it ideal for metallic pens. I used washi tape to create a perimeter to help me stay in line.
I doodled a simple design by freehanding lines and geometric patterns. Feel free to get creative here!
Once you’re happy with the design, you’re ready to plant! If you’re using a container that doesn’t have drain holes, you should line the bottom with some rocks before filling in with soil. This helps with water drainage. Fill the container with soil almost up to the top. Then dig out an area with your hands and place the succulent plant into the center. Pack a bit more soil up top to fill in gaps. At this stage, be sure to pack the soil tightly so that the succulent is nested neatly and securely.
Once you’ve packed down the soil, the last step is to line the top with mini rocks. This is optional, but I think it looks beautiful and makes the succulent pop!
Be sure to water your succulent at least once a week. Depending on the humidity of your living space, some plants may need more water than, so I recommend monitoring and making adjustments in the early days.
I’m hosting a by-invitation only DIY Event at the Artemano Don Mills, Toronto location on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.
*RSVP Now Closed* We will be creating these succulent planters together! This is a complementary event, however you must be on the guestlist to attend. For those of you interested, I have a few seats left. Please contact me info[at]mylittlesecrets.ca with your details and I’ll confirm a seat for you if available!
I hope you liked this simple tutorial! Until next time!
LOVED this DIY, I tend to kill plants too, so I’ll definitely be going to the store later this week to get the supplies to create this.
Catherine | Beauty by Catherine
Aww thanks!!! Best of luck to you but I am sure you will manage, this plant is super low maintenance!