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Is your home missing something? Is your decor lackluster and craving a little "upmh"? Adding plants to your home can brighten up a space and add that vitality your home so desperately seeks. Succulents are a great addition to any home or garden. These plants, which are part of the cacti family, not only look great and unique, but they are easy to maintain too. If you don't have the time, energy, or space for a lush floral garden then succulents are perfect for you! With an amazing mix of textures, colors, and shapes, these plants are sure to add some more character to your home. Here are a few delightful ideas. Enjoy!
1. Use everyday household cups, pans, or dishes to contain these beauties. You just need a container, succulents, dirt, rocks, and an imagination!
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To create this darling teacup garden start by selecting your preferred style of teacups, whether it be vintage mismatch or classic solid colors. Next, go to your local nursery for some unique, small succulents. Make sure that the succulents are small enough to fit in the teacups. Plant the succulents in the teacups with the cactus potting soil first and then finish off the top with some decorative pebbles. You can also use this method for pretty much any type of cup, pan, mason jar, or bowl.
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2. Get down with your crafty self and create some DIY succulent planters.
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This balancing act of a book end is held together with epoxy and plastic cups. The project is simple and easy. Click here for a tutorial.
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You might never guess where the idea for this outdoor DIY succulent table stemmed from. Pallets. That's right, pallets. The people of Far Out Flora took an old discarded pallet and reused some of the planks to fashion this incredibly unique built-in succulent planter table. Click here for the tutorial.
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This vertical hanging succulent garden is a work of art! Find yourself a vintage frame and get ready to create your very own succulent masterpiece. All you need is the frame, cactus potting soil, moss, chicken wire, plywood, and a generous helping of succulent clippings. Click here for the tutorial.
3. Create your own terrarium. Hang it from the ceiling or use it as a centerpiece on a coffee table or dining table.
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To create this hanging terrarium all you need is a glass bubble, potting soil, a succulent of your choice, and decorative rocks. These glass bubbles are available for purchase at CB2 and West Elm. You can even create a rustic look by hanging these terrariums with twine. For a little less fuss, forget the soil and rocks and just use succulent clippings. These will last a while if you water them just a little bit once per week.
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These terrariums are simple, cheap, and easy. You can even use a fishbowl! Other glass bowls with unique shapes are available for purchase at you local nursery. If you are lucky, you may be able to find some unique glass at your local thrift store.
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