We love repurposing items to use as planters. Sure we sell several at the store and we love each one dearly, but reusing found items or something unusual from your local hardware store is a great way to add some personality to your pad. Over at the blog Poppytalk, they’ve been busy potting up these tiny succulents in something rather ordinary, that when used in this manner, becomes extraordinary!
These small pots are the perfect size for succulents that like to be snuggled up and root bound. There’s a surprising technique to tarnish down the copper pipe fittings and it comes straight from your refrigerator. Curious to see what it is? Check out all the details over at Poppytalk. Stop by Sprout Home to check out an array of adorable succulents – 2 inch cuties are only $2.95 each!
Although all plants are living things and would like to be repotted, succulents can last longer in their grower pots than tropical house plants. If you don’t feel like repotting your small stems, try making them a sweater for a more attractive on-the-shelf look. In addition, this quaint little project from Camilla over at Family Chic is perfect for covering pots you’re over, if you aren’t ready to shill out the cash for a new ones.
To create the look, Camilla simply picked up a wool sweater from the local thrift store, washed it on hot water and dried it (causing the sweater to felt and shrink up). After cutting off the sleeve, it’s easily slipped over the pot with edges tucked under for a trim presentation. Want to see how it’s done? Hop on over to Family Chic for all the (easy peasy) details.
(Image: Family Chic)
New lithops just arrived– lots of big fat ones, too! Take a look, and then consider signing up for our class on Thursday at 6pm when we’ll discuss lithops and several other strangely-evolved specimens of the plant kingdom. There are still a few spots left.