Remember how I just took another week of? I get the blogger of the summer award. The good news? Summer is just about over, and then I will be back and handing the award off to someone else.
I have a really simple project to share with you today. So simple in fact that your kids could help you do this! It is a concrete and glass succulent planter, and it looks about 1000x more expensive than it really is.
The best part is how unique each planter is. Start with varying glass containers. My fave place to buy them is Homegoods, they always have lots of different options and most will be under $5.
Mix a batch of Quickcrete together. I like using the kind that comes in a bucket. Its a much more manageable amount and you have something to mix it in!
Scoop concrete into your glass container.
With your planter on a towel, gently but firmly hit the bottom of the container against a flat surface. This will make your concrete settle.
Wipe off all of the excess concrete with a wet sponge.
If you are using a planter that you can fit your hand into you can make it so that the edges of your concrete are a little more jagged.
I love when things are imperfect. It makes me feel not so left out.
Scoop out the center so you have a place to plant your succulent
Let your planters cure for at least 36 hours before you plant them.
The fantastic thing about succulents is that they are really hard to kill. You know, for those of us that are serial plant murderers.