I feel like I’ve moved onto whining, but the high here in my neck of the woods yesterday it was an awful 113 windy degrees. Hanging clothes on the line, the backs of my legs became red and felt burnt. Not from the sun, but the heat being blown right on them. Yuck. It’s so hot here that that this craziness is happening.
Heat reminds me of deserts. Which remind me of cactuses. I started thinking that maybe I’d like to start a cactus garden, but quickly shut down that train of thought. Way, way too accident prone to have something pointy and painful in my home BY CHOICE. Except that there are succulents.
Now, all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. To me, succulents seem to be the fatter and juicier looking plants. And less if not totally free of thorns and therefore safer. But I’m no botanist, so what do I know…
So I set about researching exactly how/what I’d do with succulents because I honestly wouldn’t know where to start. What I found were some really awesome tutorials and/or planter ideas. Check out my favs! Click images/links to find your way to their owners!
When I was a kid, my mom would use non-traditional things as planters. A broken chair from the dump, you name it and it was probably in our backyard with something pretty on it or in it. Maybe that is why I love this succulent dresser so much Grizzly Bear Modern. I think it’s plain genius!
Continuing with the theme of greenery and furniture is this awesome table from Far Out Flora. The DIY is easy to follow and awesome. Making furniture from scratch can seem daunting, but this project totally seems doable!
I know we’ve all seen succulent art. If you’re on Pinterest you can’t have missed it. But THIS tutorial from Luna-See is awesome and easy to follow. Plus you can see how it looked when it began and the progress as it started to fill in. For some reason, that makes the whole project seem more reasonable budget wise. Looking at the image above, it’s gorgeous. Love it…
I love terrariums and they are so, so on trend right now. The idea of terrariums is pretty straight forward, but Sweet Peach gives some good tips to consider…
If you’re really wanting to get into succulents, the most cost effective way of getting new plants is propogation. That’s the method of getting new plants from cuttings, seeds, etc. of your current plants. Over at Martha Stewart, there are some awesome tips you should check out!
Here are a few others:
Gorgeous Succulent Wreath Prudent Baby
Tons of Succulent Planter Ideas (including high heels!) Shelterness
Super Cute Succulent/Cork Magnets Ever After Blueprint
Awesome Succulent Party Favors Emmaline Bride
Budget Friendly Tiered Planter Poppytalk Homemade
Totally Neat-O Succulent Eggs could i have that?
Faux Succulent Place Card Holders The Sweetest Occassion
Well, that’s it. I’m totally loving all of these projects this Friday and each and every one is worth checking out! Hope you’re all set for a killer weekend! See you Monday :)