Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DIY: Succulent Garden

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Remember when Clancy and I had the best day ever at a cactus farm??? If not, you better catch up here. Anyways, it was awesome! And since I'm a huge procrastinator it's taken me this long to actually replant these little fellas. #yikes.

I guess it took me so long because all those beautiful succulent gardens and terrariums look pretty intimidating. Well surprise surprise! They are actually SO easy to put together! 

What you'll need:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Pick yourself out a nice bowl for your lovely succulents. I liked this clear one because when you're done you can see all the layers of your garden. And if I want to add more succulents there's plenty of extra room.

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

The big rocks I found are actually for an aquarium but they work great! And they come in a bunch of colors so here's an opportunity to get fancy.

The smaller rocks are just a vase filler I found from Target, they were a bit more than I wanted to spend but I only used about half of them so I have some left over for another project.

Step 1:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Place a layer of big rocks so they cover the bottom of your bowl. This is going to help with drainage so your little baby succulents don't drown.

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

(I also put a trash bag down to work on for easy clean up. I highly suggest this because the soil tends to get away from you easily.)

Step 2:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Place a layer of the cactus soil on top of the rocks about 1-2 inches thick. Smooth out the top. 

Step 3:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Dig a hole big enough to put your first succulent in.

Step 4:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Gently take your succulent out of its original pot and place it in the soil. Smooth the soil around it so the succulent is nice and secure. Repeat with the rest of your succulents.

Step 5:

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Add a layer of the smaller rocks on top of your soil and smooth out.

And finally...

ENJOY!

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

diy succulent garden tutorial in 5 steps

Only 5 steps to making a happy little succulent garden! Hope you all enjoyed this post, be sure to tag us on Instagram @wedressalright and show us how you did!

---Porter








9 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing :) I will definitely try this!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! You'll love them when you make it too!

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  2. You did great job. Loved this DIY.

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  3. What a pretty little garden! And you just reminded me that I still need to transplant the herb garden items that I bought at least a week ago...they're still sitting sadly in their pots in my yard. Oops!

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  4. Absolutely in love with this post! Recently found your blog and am in love!!

    www.lincolnparksharp.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow!!! thank you so much you are so sweet! Will definitely be checking out your blog too!

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  5. I know absolutely nothing about plants, but this seems like such a fun project, and the end result is so cute!!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

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    1. And so easy! I definitely do NOT have a green thumb so when it comes to plants I need easy and low maintenance.

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