Is it just me, or are cute succulent gardens all over Pinterest right now?
Succulents have become super popular. Not only are they cute, but they also fit in with almost any decor style.
I have to admit, I’m now a total succulent fan! And even though they are trendy, I can’t get enough. I love the tiny details in each unique plant. There’s just something about them that is really cute!
After seeing all those little gardens on Pinterest, I decided I had to have one in my home. And, because I’m all about DIY, I decided to make my own. After all, a DIY version is so much better than a pre-made store bought one!
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see my disclosures here.
This little garden project was super easy to put together. You only need a few supplies to make it. Tiny succulent gardens are a perfect way to brings some of the outdoors inside.
How to Plant a Succulent Garden
- A variety of succulent plants
- A planter or container for your garden (this one is almost identical mine)
- Potting soil
- Small stones or gravel
- Screen material (optional)
First, you will need to find some succulents for your garden. You can find succulents at most home improvement or gardening stores, but I found mine at IKEA.
But, if you don’t even want to leave your home, you can also find succulents on Amazon! How awesome is that?
Next, you will need some sort of container for your garden. I decided to use a shorter container that I already had in our home. The clean, white design of the container was exactly what I was looking for to create my modern succulent garden. You can find a similar one here.
After I had all of my supplies, I decided to create a layout for my garden. I grouped all of the succulents together and played around with the arrangement until I had something that looked nice.
Once the layout was ready, it was time to prep my container. In order to let the water flow properly through the soil, you will want to have a layer of stones or gravel at the bottom of your container.
I used a small piece of screen material to block the large holes at the bottom of my container. You may or may not need this depending on the type of container that you choose and the size of your gravel.
Next, I added a layer of potting soil to the container until it was about 1/4 of the way full.
Once I had that initial layer of soil in the container, it was time to add the succulent plants. Paying attention to the layout that I created for the garden, I removed each plant from its container. (This is when Ben helped me!)
As the container started to fill up with plants, I ended up splitting one of the succulent plants in half. Each half of that plant was used to fill in some of the gap spaces in the container.
Once all of the succulents were in their final locations, I filled in everything with more soil until the surface of the garden was nice and even.
Then, I gave my new succulent garden some water and it was done!
This was such an easy project to make. It didn’t take me long at all and I think it turned out really cute!
Taking Care of Succulents
I’m not a succulent expert, but I have learned a few tips about taking the best care of them. Here are some important things to remember to keep your succulents healthy and pretty!
- Keep succulents in an area where they will get 1/2 day to 1 full day of sunlight.
- Water your succulents at least once a week, but be sure not to over water them. Succulents don’t like to be sitting in lots of water. That’s why the drainage in your garden is so important.
- As a general rule, give your succulents some water when the soil is starting to feel dry.
- If you are super interested in learning more about succulents, check out Succulents and Sunshine! She’s definitely an expert!
I’m really happy with my DIY version of a succulent garden. I think that it’s going to look great in my home. This project was so easy to make and it can definitely be done in an afternoon.
So if you’ve been thinking about buying one of those cute succulent gardens, why not DIY one yourself! And if you do decide to make one, I would love to see pictures! Tag me on Instagram (@keystoinspiration) and show me your DIY succulent gardens!
I can’t wait to see what you create!
This Project was Featured on Create Link Inspire