Some of us like to play free bingo games for fun, others enjoy cooking up a storm in the kitchen. For the green-fingered, however, there’s nothing better than bringing beautiful greenery into the house and making something special! To celebrate the start of our drizzly British summer, we’re bringing the garden inside with 6 sensational succulent projects you can make at home.
1. Picture Perfect Plants
If your walls are looking a little bare, this is the perfect project to add a little bit of unexpected greenery! We love the idea of using plants as art and this fun, green-fingered craft is a great way to show off your succulents’ natural loveliness! We recommend perusing your local charity shops to find the perfect picture frame.
2. Succulent Cork Magnets
These teeny tiny succulents are right corkers! Made by hollowing out a cork, filling with a little compost, adding a cute little succulent and sticking a magnet to the back, this is the perfect 20 minute craft project for the green fingered.
3. Retro Tinned Succulent Garden
If you’re collector of odds, ends, bits, bobs and pieces, here’s an inspiring project for you. Succulents thrive almost anywhere with an occasional crop of water, which makes them the perfect plants for turning those cool old retro tins into a gorgeous succulent garden for your bare-looking windowsill.
4. Hanging Planters
Confessions of a Secret Crafter has an amazing tutorial to help you make this beautiful hanging planter. You’ll need a few bits and pieces before you get started, but with some expert cost-cutting pointers (such as buying old wooden bangles on eBay) this is a cheap and eye-catching project.
5. Literal Green Fingers
Made from filling surgical gloves with cement, these fun hand-shaped planters are super easy to make and really fun to do. Once the concrete has dried and the glove is removed, simply fill the cupped palm with a little soil and get planting your succulents!
6. Succulent Brick Garden
If you can get your hands on some good, old-fashioned red bricks (the kind with holes in) and you have the budget for a whole wall of amazing succulents, this big, brick garden project has to be for you. It’s an amazing way to add a beautiful block of green to your home or garden and it’s so easy to do. Just create your wall then add a little compost and your chosen succulent to each available space.
Do you have green fingers? What garden projects do you have in store this summer? Share your ideas with our readers below or send us your beautiful garden pics @TwoLittleFleas.