If you have a black thumb but still want to have indoor plants, try these wine glass succulents.
There are several areas in my life I wish I was better at. Sewing, drawing, reading sheet music, just to name a few. But the one area I’m taking control of and getting better at this year is gardening. I really want to be able to cook with natural ingredients from our garden and have our home smell better with flowers and plants. But I definitely am going to need some help. I’ve killed every plant I’ve ever owned so I wanted to start with something easy to get my confidence up.
When I got wine glasses in my National Mom’s Nite Out package I figured what better way to start my gardening adventures than planting a succulent in them like I’d seen in mason jars, vases and terrariums. So I talked to my friend whose family runs Western Gardens to make sure they were safe to plant in wine glasses and she said as long as there were rocks of some sort in the bottom then you were good.
So I gathered all my materials and set everything up for the party. Everyone had a blast making these and they have held up really well. And all you have to do to keep these beauties alive is spray them with a spray bottle a few times a week. Easy peasy right?! Plus they are super affordable; to make twelve of these I only spent about $45 (which is less than $4/plant). So gather your supplies and prepare to add a little bit of natural beauty to your home.
Natural Beach Sand (or you can use any small rocks)
Cactus Potting Soil
Succulent of your choice
Pour about 1/4 cup of rocks into bottom of wine glass.
Fill glass about 1/2 way full with potting soil.
Work your succulent slowly out of it’s container by twisting back and forth.
Plant succulent in wine glass and twist back and forth again to get plant settled in soil.
Place a small layer of rocks on top of soil.
For more great Pinterest inspired projects check out what some of my bloggy buddies have created this month!
DIY Concrete Planter Stand || Dwelling In Happiness
DIY Animal Place card Holders || Lily Allsorts
How to Make Fabric Rosettes || Burlap and Babies
Wine Glass Succulents || Tastefully Frugal
Divide and Conquer Drawers || Sum of their Stories
Plywood World Map Art || Sisters, What
What are some of your best gardening tips?
Succulents are pretty hard to kill so I’m sure yours will thrive in it’s glass. The layers look so stylish.
You are so right about just spraying them now and again – I’ve found that’s the best trick to keeping these little babies alive, is to keep ’em a bit on the dry side, never sitting in wetness, they don’t like that at all!
That is good to know! Thanks so much for the tip Julie!!
I’ve been wanting to get some succulents but they seem to so foreign to me, but maybe I should finally give them try. Yours looks lovely in the glass!
Thanks so much Havalah! I have a total black thumb and seriously have killed every plant I’ve ever owned but I have three of these and they are all still thriving after a month. You can do it!!
Emma Peake says
I love the succulent trend that’s going on, and I have a massive black thumb so I guess these are the way forward for me! Thanks for sharing this project!
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness says
SO cute!! I love succulents, and I like that you can see the layers of dirt and sand through the glass! Perfect little indoor garden. 🙂
Thanks Amanda! I really love having live plants in the house but I always forget to water them and they die. These succulents are perfect for my black thumb. I’m going to give your plant stand a try in the next few weeks!
Amy | Canary Street Crafts says
This is such a cute idea, Sydney! The layers of potting soil and sand look so pretty.
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
Sydney – these are really cute! I’ve been wanting to do some sort of succulent plant in our house and these are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!
Angela, Blue i Style says
I have such a black thumb, but I’ve been thinking about trying my hand at not killing a succulent, and I love the idea of displaying it in a wine glass! Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Creative Circle! I hope you’ll come and party with us again this week!
You should totally try it Angela! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!
simple nature decor says
very sweet, love the idea, i know you don’t drink wine, so this is a good replacement.. :))