Last Updated on October 8, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
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Good morning, all! Yes, I have one more succulent project. 🙂 Can you tell that I really like succulents? Plus, I had some tiny bits left over from my framed gravy boat succulent planter, and wanted to do something fun with them.
Have you ever seen those adorable succulent planter magnets that are made with wine corks? I’ve wanted to make those for quite some time now, but since I don’t drink wine, I just never have corks around my house. Plus, those require drilling, which requires a power tool, which means I have to drag the extension cord outside…
You get the picture. It’s just a bit too much for me when I’m feeling lazy. 😀
So I had these unfinished wood candle cups (which you can find at just about any craft store), and figured that they could be used in a similar way.
This project is pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll show you the details anyway. It makes me feel useful and needed. 😀
First I used a bamboo skewer to plug the hole in the bottom of the cup. I just shoved it in there, and then broke it off. You could also cut it first, and then use needle nose pliers to shove it in the hole.
Then I stained the cups, but of course, you could also paint them in any color you want. I didn’t stain the entire inside of the cup, but I did stain about the top 1/8″ just in case it showed.
And when the stain was dry, I planted some tiny little succulents in them. I put a few tiny little pebbles in the bottom, then placed the succulent in, and then used the bamboo skewer to pack the dirt all around the succulent.
Then I added a 1/2″ neodymium magnet on the back of each of them with hot glue. I prefer neodymium magnets to the regular black craft magnets because they’re much stronger, and will actually hold the weight of the little planter securely, plus any piece of paper I want to secure to the fridge with the magnet.
And that’s it! A super simple and very quick project.
I’ve found that the best way to water these is with a medicine dropper. Works perfectly!
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