Today’s post is more of a personal “accomplishment” post. You see, I love love love greenery. It’s evident in our house that I love bringing nature inside. We use greenery in every room of our home & it’s kind of a signature thing of mine. Confession? Most of them are faux! I honestly haven’t ever really flexed my green thumb so one of my things I wanted to start this year is starting to really try out that green thumb of mine. I’m staring small by playing with succulents & I started with these little planters that I made for some Mother’s day gifts. I wanted to share them with you today because of course you are going to be coming along on this little greenery journey of mine here on the blog & we have to start somewhere…
A few days ago the weather was so warm & I wanted to do a little project outside so I took some containers that I got from the Target dollar section. Yes, these containers were from the Target dollar section. I couldn’t believe it. I used some dirt that I had found in the garage & some succulents that I picked up from Home Depot.
I’m not a “pro planter” quite yet, but I simply put some soil in the bottom of the planters then I took the succulent out of it’s original planter from Home Depot & broke apart soil a little bit & placed it in the new container from Target. & filled the container with more soil around the succulent. No watering required for while after planting because too much water is never a good thing for succulents. Again, I’m no expert, but these little guys seemed to love the transfer & are doing great… so far. You could use any planter you find if you don’t have these & they would make great gifts for moms, teachers, get well soon, or just a simple “I’m thinking of you” gift. I would love to get a succulent from someone & what a fun & simple gift to give as well!
I think I’m sharing this little project for another reason as well. I’ve been going through a few things lately & an hour of planting succulents & getting my hands dirty really was therapeutic for me. I never knew that playing in some dirt could clear my mind, but it really did. I twas a sunny day, I was listening to a good podcast, & working with some beautiful plants. The whole thing was really good for my soul. I would love to hear if you guys have a green thumb, any beginner tips, books I should read, or plants you love? I’m thinking about moving my love for plants outdoors this year too… I’m getting excited! Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, it means so much! xx
See these DIY planter drawers [here] that I did with faux plants.