I’ll never forget the first time I saw succulents… It was my cousin’s wedding. She and her fiance were to be married in their new home, though there was hardly anything new about it. Their New Orleans home was in the process of being rennovated after enduring Hurricane Katrina.
Their front room had countless glass globes hanging from the ceiling, each holding a succulent from the groom’s native California. How awesome, right? I loved the way they looked – their thick, pillowy leaves were very distinct and with little soil around them it was apparent they required very little upkeep.
Fast forward a couple of years to last weekend; Kurt and I were browsing the plants section of Lowe’s when we stumbled across the succulents section. They had individual plants for sale for $2.98 but they didn’t look very healthy. There were larger arrangements of 3 succulents for sale for $18.00… PSH. I wasn’t paying that. I knew I could recreate that for way less.
In the middle of the week, Kurt came home from work and had a surprise for me… 5 SUCCULENTS! He found gorgeous succulents at Walmart for sale for $2.50 – less than at Lowe’s. I grabbed a glass container with remnants of a candle, placed it in a pot with water, and brought it to a boil to melt the wax. Once the wax was melted, I dumped it out (since it was not enough to save) and cleaned the glass container.
Supplies Used For My Succulent Arrangement
- 3 succulent plants
- Glass container
- Gardening soil
- Aquarium pebbles
The assembly was pretty self explanatory. I removed the succulents from their individual pots, arranged in the glass container, filled with gardening soil left over from our DIY Vegetable Garden project, and topped with aquarium pebbles leftover from a fish tank that is no longer in use. All together, this DIYstinctlyMade succulent arrangement cost us less than $10 to make, and I couldn’t be more in love with it.