DIY Succulent Garden

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DIY Succulent Garden You can find me always working on a new blog post or project at my desk on a daily basis.  Since I spend so much time in my office I love to have gorgeous greenery around me to make me feel a sense of the outdoors.  As we all know there are only a handful of plants that can do well enclosed in the home with little to no light and Succulents are one of those plants.  Not only are Succulents great for low lighting, but they’re drought resistant and come in a lot of amazing and vibrant colors.  Succulents are becoming even more popular than they have been in the past and today I decided to make my own DIY Succulent Garden for my office!


DIY Succulent Garden

Here is what you’ll need for this project:

½ Pint Mason Jar
Krylon Flat Black Paint
Various Succulents

DIY Succulent Garden
I wanted to upcycle a mason jar I had lying around and give it a matte black look to blend in with my office that much more. It’s always better to upcycle something than buying something new. Hit a thrift shop or an antique store to find unique things to grow your garden in. You can plant them in anything! 

DIY Succulent GardenHead outdoors and lay your mason jar on a flat, clean surface and start spraying with your Krylon Spray paint in a downward motion.  I gave my mason jar 2 coats and it was the perfect amount of coverage. 

DIY Succulent Garden Once your jar is dry grab a few handfuls of soil and pack it into your mason jar.  Add a little bit of water to help the soil blend together and grab your succulents. 

DIY Succulent GardenI chose to plant 3 succulents in fun pops of color and displaying them proudly on my desk. You can find these inside your local hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes. I’ve actually seen a special “Make a succulent garden like Pinterest!” section with lots of great different succulents to choose from. 

DIY Succulent GardenI’m loving my new succulent garden and it’s a fun and easy DIY project that anyone can achieve. It brings a natural beauty into a space and having living plants close by is great for the soul (and the air). 

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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