Introduction: Smallest Succulent Planter Ever
It is incredibly easy to make a diy succulent planter, you can turn this into a necklace or even a magnet at hang it on your refrigerator!
You will need a few basic materials you probably have around your home or local garden center or amazon.
Wine bottle corks
Mini succulente or other small ornamental plants
A pen or pencil or pairing knife
A 1/4 teaspoon scoop
Well draining soil
Step 1: Carving the Cork
Take your pairing knife and dig into the cork making a hole that goes about 1/3 of the way down into the cork. You could also do this with a pen or pencil. Be careful not to cut too deep or too close to the edges.
Step 2: Filling the Cork
Take a 1/4 teaspoon of soil and fully fill the cork to the brim. Then push it down and add more if needed. Take a piece of lead from a mechanical pencil or something else of similar size and make a hole in the dirt. Then insert the succulent into that hole. Note: Succulent cuttings work better for this purpose.
Step 3: Keeping the Plant in Place
You may want to put a dab of super or hot glue on a few pieces of gravel to keep the succulent in place until the cutting grows roots.
Step 4: Optional: Adding a Chain
If you would like to wear it as a necklace or be able to hang it somewhere you need a chain. I used and old necklace chain and some paper clips. You unbend part of a paper clip and insert it blow the plant in the cork, do this on both sides. Then rebend the paper clip so it stands straight. Finally get a chain and put it through both of the paper clip hooks. You could also use eyelets to make it easier I just didn’t have any on hand.
Step 5: Optional: Adding a Magnet
To add a magnet all you need is a bit of super glue or hot glue and a magnet. Glue the magnet to the cork and Ta Da! It will stick on to refrigerators or other magnetic materials.
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