08/14 DIY Projects

Mini Succulent Garden

Mini Succulent GardenMoar.  Succulents.  I couldn’t help it, guys.   I was at the flea market when I came across multiple booths full of succulents and they were soooo cheap and sooooooo cute.  Maybe it was the hysteria of the people crowding around and packing cardboard boxes with their succulent choices that urged me to take advantage of the situation.  Next thing I knew I was grabbing a cardboard box myself and making my own selections.  I showed some restraint though by picking a small box to fill.

Being that the succulents I chose were mini, I kept in mind that I would probably be putting them all in the same container together to make a mini succulent garden.  Consolidation, alright!  So on the way home, we passed by a Goodwill and I thought hey we should drop in to see if there’s something I can plant my new baby succulents in.  Unlike most of my thrifting adventures, I found what I was looking for.

Pedestal bowl

Ok so I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for, but this bowl I came across was the perfect size and shape, and I LOVED the little pedestal at the bottom (so cute), and the 99 cent price tag said let’s do this.

Succulents

First, I roughly figured out how I wanted to arrange my succulents for the mini garden.

Rocks

Then I filled the bottom of the bowl with rocks.

Soil

Next I put in a layer of soil on top.

How to make a mini succulent garden

One at a time, I planted in each succulent, scooping and packing in cactus soil wherever needed and pushing everything in tightly.

DIY Mini Succulent Garden

Mini succulentsThis batch of succulents was all about picking ones I didn’t already have (minus the zebra).  I love every and all succulents, but I find myself drawn to the weirder looking ones, and that alien one in the front is the weirdest of them all.  The guy at the booth told me it’s called Baby Toes, and I said how freaking cute.  Maybe a little creepy, but I like that it’s so strange.  The pale blue color is so unique, too.  I think you already know it’s my favorite one.

Anyone know the name of the clustered one next to it?  That one is my second favorite.

31 comments on “Mini Succulent Garden”

  1. What a gorgeous arrangement! You have such a great eye for stuff like this. Love how it turned out in your little bowl.

    I don’t know the names of many succulents, but I do know that little clustered one: hen and chicks! :) Isn’t that adorable? Now that I know the name of the baby toes that’s all I see when looking at it! I like the weird/wild ones too. Whenever I come out west we are going succulent shopping together, it will be a time of utter abandon. :)

    1. Hen and chicks!!!!!! That more than confirms why it’s my second favorite here.
      Succulent shopping together would be wild and crazy. It shall be done.

    1. Oh girl I am done with stressful sample sales haha but you’re right to think that it was kind of like that! So happy you liked this post. Thanks, Cassandra!

    1. Awww thank you!! :)
      You mean the dinosaur one! That’s not what it’s actually called but that’s what I named it. I love it too (duh).

  2. i LOLLed reading your first paragraph. i love this arrangement. even if i only had this 1 bowl of minis, it looks nice and full. when i finally move into a permanent place, im going to make one :)

    1. Haha I can so imagine you laughing. I wish just this one bowl was enough for me. Maybe it is. I’d never test that though.
      Thank you Jennieeeeeee. <3

  3. LOVE! You and I could start a mini-blog dedicated to all things succulents, crafts, diys etc ;) Pinning! Seriously I want to make all your crafts! ;)

    1. Ursula you’re so sweet!!! The blog could really be about just succulents. Man that would be fun.
      Thank you for the love and for the kindest comments <3

  4. I recently discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! I’ve been decorating my first apartment have gotten so much inspiration from your blog! Thank you for being so awesome.

    1. Lesley, first of all, WELCOME!!! Second, thank YOU for being so awesome and leaving me such an amazing comment. I’m so encouraged to know you are inspired. Thank you so much for being here <3

  5. That is one of the prettiest succulent plantings I’ve seen. Are they hard to care for? The blue bowl really makes it striking!

    1. Thank you, Sharon!! I agree about the blue color of the bowl. It’s totally something I wouldn’t have set out to get but it ended up working out really nicely!
      I don’t think they’re hard to care for, but I wouldn’t agree with the claims that succulents are impossible to kill. I’ve killed a lot… and what I’ve learned is to water them minimally and keep them in bright, direct sunlight.

      1. Do you fertilize them ever? If you, how often? I figure you should water them weekly? Some sites say just to spritz or mist them instead of watering. What do you recommend?
        Thanks!

  6. I have an obsession with succulents too! My kitchen windowsill is lined with them! I need to pot them again because I didn’t put rocks underneath mine…

  7. As a plant lover I’m always looking for something to diversify my indoor plant family. I love this! I can’t wait to make one for all the mothers in my family (including me)! ;) thanks for sharing.

  8. I, too, am obsessed with succulent! One suggestion since you don’t have a drainage hole (at least I don’t think you do)…I learned as a science teacher, when creating a closed terrarium in which water will inevitably sit, to add a layer of activated charcoal (I buy mine at PetSmart), then a layer of cheese cloth, and then the soil. The charcoal keeps the sitting water in the bottom from getting stinky whIle being so stagnant. I have a closed terrarium that I’ve only watered 2 times since 2012!

  9. I, too, am obsessed with succulent! One suggestion since you don’t have a drainage hole (at least I don’t think you do)…I learned as a science teacher, when creating a closed terrarium in which water will inevitably sit, to add a layer of activated charcoal (I buy mine at PetSmart), then a layer of cheese cloth, and then the soil. The charcoal keeps the sitting water in the bottom from getting stinky whIle being so stagnant. I have a closed terrarium that I’ve only watered 2 times since 2012!

  10. finally I found how to do a succulent garden . Abd a mini one . On my way to get started. I am so excited. I don’t have a green thumb . Wish me luck .

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