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DIY: Miniature Succulent Planter Refrigerator Magnets

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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. 😀

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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.

Make miniature succulent planter refrigerator magnets with unfinished wood candle cups

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.

How to make miniature succulent planter refrigerator magnets

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.

Learn to make miniature succulent planter refrigerator magnets

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.

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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.

Make your own mini succulent planter fridge magnets

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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14 Comments

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    Carolyn
    June 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I love this! So creative.

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    brooke adkins
    June 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Kristi I love them soooooo cute

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    brandi
    June 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Oh wow Kristi, this is such a cute idea.

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    Eileen
    June 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    You’re a riot!!!! I love miniatures and these are so darn cute!!!

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    Tammy
    June 20, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Very cute idea!

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    Brenda
    June 21, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Adorable! They would also be great to cheer up an office without taking up desk space.

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    Sherry
    June 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Kristi, This is a great idea! Wait, what – – you like succulents??? I would have never guessed!!! But seriously, I do too! Thank you for sharing!

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    Lisa
    August 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Okay these are just freakin’ adorable. Can’t wait to check out more of your DIY’s.

    Thanks!

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    Minou Barton
    September 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    When I run out of corks, I am going to try this! Very cute!!!

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    Tammie
    December 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Just discovered you. Am having a blast exploring your site. Beautiful job, what fun. Thanks.

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    Leah
    January 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I’m not a commenter, but I just can’t help myself! I’m screaming at you excitedly through my computer!! I came upon your site via google image search for fireplace mantels and I LOVE yours!! I’ve been lost on your blog for about 30-40 minutes now and love everything, but these little planters have me floored! thanks for being so wonderful and sharing!!

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    Josh Urso Design
    January 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    We love the play with scale on these things! Very creative. We needed an update for our air plant in a seashell magnet!

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    Cassidy
    April 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    These are really cute!

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    kayla
    March 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

    so adorable!!! I love this idea, especially because I don’t drink either and didn’t want to use corks! thanks for this

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