How To Make A Faux Succulent Planter

Last weekend I stopped at our local plant nursery to pick up a few succulents for this project.  I couldn’t believe that they didn’t have any.   None.   No worries, I’m the queen of improvise. Today we bring you Faux Succulent Planters!

Luckily for me, the dollar store had a small selection of faux succulents and several glass candle holders.

To make the planters, I started by putting a few scoops of potting soil in the bottom of the candle holders.   (If I were planting real succulents, I would have also picked up small gravel and a cactus mix soil).

Because these succulent plants are plastic, I figured they would do just fine in the potting soil I already had at home.

To add some interest, I pulled out some river rocks and added a layer on top of the soil.

I also added a layer of dried Spanish moss and then pushed the succulent into place.  The layers I had created served to keep the succulent in an upright position.  These cute little succulent planters came together in just a few minutes.

They add some nice color sitting on my kitchen window sill.  For me, the best news is I don’t have to worry about watering and keeping them alive.   Yes, I am a burner of dinner and a serial plant killer.   They say succulents are easy to care for . . .I’m hoping that someday, I’ll be able to test that theory.
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