Although this was a concrete planter (which you could also make by following the guidelines HERE) it did get my mind thinking about what other containers could be used for a succulent garden. As I needed a cute gift for an upcoming party I stopped by the thrift store. I found several planter contenders but selected this little gem priced at just 25 cents.
I did find a similar option online and you could easily screw in a handle to the front of the box.
Keep reading to see how the thrift store find was transformed.
Succulents need little to no water to thrive depending on what gardening zone you live in. As a safety measure I quickly drilled two small drainage holes on the bottom of the box. This can easily be done on thin metal and plastic containers as well.
Since this was a wood container I did want to line it for a bit of protection. You can use a clear plastic liner but I opted to reuse a shopping bag.
I then quickly planted all of the succulents which were purchased at Home Depot. They ranged in price from $1.98 to $3.98. With my military discount the arrangement came out to around $12.
To lock in moisture you can top the arrangement with tiny pebbles or a bit of moss.
As it grows some of the succulents will need to be transplanted into another container. But I am sure its intended recipient will love it!
Have a blooming beautiful day,
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