How to Make an Easy and Unique Tea Cup Succulent Planter
This simple, inexpensive DIY succulent planter project will be loved by everyone from mothers to teachers! Perfect for all of Spring’s gift-giving occasions.
April is the start of that time of year – Yes, folks, it’s birthday season – the time of year where five of the seven in our immediate family, and more in our extended family, have birthdays within a three-month timeframe. This year, to up the ante, it’s my husband 40th birthday. No pressure there, right?!
The kid’s various hobbies and activities are all coming to a close, meaning, oodles of end of year parties and recitals. Add Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Father’s Day, Memorial day, and you’ve got yourself a bona fide gift giving and activity frenzy. My calendar is FULL!
Thinking of all there is to do, the panic sets in – Suddenly, it’s as if I’m in a raft in the middle of the ocean. The merciless sun beats down, there is no
wine water, and the sharks are circling, waiting for me to dip my big toe in so they can take a bite!
Of course, my hair wouldn’t look nearly that good if I truly was in the middle of the ocean, but you get the idea. Obviously, bowing out of some of these things would be easier on me but where is the fun in that? #inserteyerollhere
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Instead, I look for simple but unique, inexpensive gift ideas that have me looking like a gift-giving super-star for teachers, thank you and Mother’s Day gifts. The added (free) printable gift tags (for Mothers, sisters, friends, teachers and one for everyone else) make this gift multi-purpose!
This succulent teacup planter made for the Create with Me DIY Challenge is what I (and you) need! All at once I see a life-raft come to save me – and there is room for you, too.
The Create with Me DIY Challenge, hosted by Samantha of Little Bits of Home, depends on you, our readers, to vote on the materials we’ll use for next month’s projects. Scroll to the end of this post to cast your vote and to see the other fabulous projects for this month!
This month’s challenge: Create with succulents. Let’s get started.
You will need:
A teacup and saucer
Moss sheets <affiliate link>
Faux Succulent stems <this one, too>
Floral Pins <affiliate>
Olive green pipe cleaners
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Use the glue gun to cover the tea cup with moss strips. I used a teacup from my Spring Tea Party – use and re-use! Glue the pieces over the edge of the teacup rim. I wound an olive green pipe cleaner around the handle to enlarge it a bit, then covered the pipe cleaner with moss.
- Glue the moss onto the saucer. Cut the moss into pie shapes and work your way around the saucer. Cover the entire surface.
- Cut a piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the cup and place it inside, with a dot of hot glue on the bottom.
- Add the succulents – and any other plants you’ve gathered to compliment. I added faux wildflowers. For the non-succulent stems, I used the floral pins to affix the plants. Put the tip of the pin through the hole of the stem and press it into the foam. I stuck the succulents in where they fit the best.
And that’s it. Done. Easy Peasy.
KICK IT UP A NOTCH
To take your gift to the next level, add a ribbon and download a free set of gift tags – for your Mother, Sister, Friend, Teacher. Attach the tag to a straw or skewer and press the skewer into the foam. Yep. You’re a gift-giving superstar!
Finally! With a few things crossed off my list, I’m more grounded – and feel less like I’m in the ocean! I wish the same for you – May you always have
wine water on your raft, and may the sharks find another raft!
Here are a few other great gift ideas!
Be sure to check out the other projects using succulents for this month. My friends are crazy talented!
5 Minute Faux Succulent Terrarium- Making Joy and Pretty Things
Hanging Succulent Planter- Our Crafty Mom
Creating Mini Succulent Arrangements- My Life from Home
DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece- Two Purple Couches
Easy Succulent Art- Little Bits of Home
Succulent Tea Cup Planter- Knock if Off Kim
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This is incredible! I never would have thought to encase the whole thing in moss. I love it! Great project idea.
Kim, this is so creative! What a neat idea, and it’s such a pretty arrangement!
This is just beautiful!! I have an obsession with moss & succulents so fell in love with this immediately. Great idea!
What a great idea! I would have never thought to use the moss on the outside of the tea cup. Perfect gift for Mother’s Day or for teachers, too 🙂