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Craft Corner: Tiny Planters

Small succulents and air plants are a perfect touch of color and Zen to create accents all around the house. Part of the charm is in finding upcycled and creative containers for your mini container gardens.  And, the best part is, succulents require very little moisture, so dampening the soil once a week is all that’s required. Check out some of the below inexpensive and clever options.

Driftwood Succulent Centerpiece

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Drill holes in a piece of decorative driftwood with a large drill bit. Fill the holes with cactus soil mix and plug a small succulent into each hole.

Dinosaur Succulent Planter

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Succulents are prehistoric plant species, so what could be more fitting than to plant them inside plastic dinosaur toys? Cut holes in the backs of the dinosaurs, fill the holes with a cactus/succulent soil mix, and plant some small-scale succulent plants.

Painted Terra-Cotta Pots

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Turn your boring terra-cotta pots into vibrant, succulent planters using colorful paint and neon gravel.

Succulents in Tea Tins

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Planter ideas can come in the least expected places. Some tea containers are too cute to abandon when the tea is used up.


About Heather Addis

Heather joined the Family and MWR Marketing team in 2009. As the Marketing Director, she dabbles in all things marketing - from campaigns to media purchasing to research and development. Heather is enjoying having a retired husband after 17 years of Army life, is a mother of five (one human and four dogs!) and is a pop culture junkie.

"I have the best job in the world. I get to do what I love while giving back to our men and women in uniform. I could not imagine having a job that did not allow me to have daily interaction with our Service Members. Being married to a retired Soldier, I am able to understand the hardships our military face and strive to help create programs and events to make their time at Fort Gordon memorable."

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