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Cauldron Succulent Planters

10.07.14

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When I saw these cauldrons at the craft store, I knew that I WOULD need them for something.  Then I happened to place them next to my succulents on the table when I got home and a great plan was born.  My little green babies were getting uprooted for the season.  Not such a great planting move to just re-pot plants in themed vessels based upon the relevant holiday?  I couldn’t say, my thumb is more of a murky brown.  And they just look so darn cute.  Imagine these lined up on the table as a dinner centerpiece or spread about the house.  The green is almost like a bubbling potion spilling over the top of the cauldron.  And the air plants have this great weird science look to them.  Whenever I see an air plant I think that they should be named Harold or Max.  They sort of bring to mind a dorky teenager with spiked hair and braces.  Weird?  Figures I would turn out to be that kind of plant mom.

Anyway, onto the DIY…  This whole project is so simple that it almost feels silly describing it.  Basically, we’re planting here, guys.

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ingredients:

plastic cauldrons (I found mine at Michael’s for $1.50)

succulents/air plants

succulent potting soil

screwdriver with pointed bit & hammer

how to:

Turn your cauldron upside down and using your screwdriver and hammer, punch a hole in the bottom for drainage.  This is the most technical part of this project.  Plant your little succulent inside, making sure to fill the pot with soil. For the air plants I skipped punching a hole in their cauldrons and just set them on top.  Done!

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xoxo, Keya

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