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O, So Pretty Succulent

Jumping on the Bandwagon…

I did it. I bought a succulent. Now for someone who really doesn’t have a green thumb, I figured this is something I could easily keep alive since there is really no up keep on one of these bad boys.

I have been seeing succulents everywhere, Pinterest, blogs, magazines, etc… and I knew sooner or later I would need to welcome one into our home.

I found this guy in our local Ace Hardware and as soon as I saw him (I was eating hummus at the restaurant next door), I quickly put my pita chip down and tried to go rescue him from his lonely existence on the shelf. Alas, the store had just closed but I patiently waited till the next day to go back and to my luck, he was still there.

After bringing him home, I searched for a worthy container to let this guy sit in. It was so easy to re-pot and jazz it up.



I had this silver dish lying around from my great grandmother and it wasn’t doing anything, so I figured it would be a great dish for my new buddy.

Here is what I did!


I used:

  • A silver dish
  • A succulent
  • Washi Tape/ Lace Scrapbook Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • A piece of Velvet Ribbon (not pictured)
  • A piece of Twine

It was really easy to repot the succulent.  For a really good tutorial, read this one here from the blog, The Goods



I used a little bit of water to pat the soil down and make sure the succulent was positioned where I wanted it.

With my two toothpicks and some washi and scrapbook tape, I made some bunting to add a little love. I tied the piece of twine to the toothpicks and cut pieces of tape, wrapped it around the twine and cut the silver pieces into triangles.

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I found a piece of stray velvet ribbon I had leftover from another project and tied it around the bottom because, well, I love a good ribbon.



And the final image! O, So Pretty!





Are you jumping on the bandwagon too?


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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    April 19, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Cute! I’ve been considering them as well, since I kill anything I try to grow. Let me know how easy it is to keep going! I have so many plant-related ideas for our future home but I’m terrified to end up with a plant graveyard…

    1. Reply
      emilie marian
      April 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Mila, I kill everything, so if I can keep this one alive, anyone can! I will let you know. Hey, who knows, maybe the new trend will be a plant graveyard! Then we will both be trendsetters!

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