Spring has officially sprung and I could not be more excited about it! There is just something about the air changing and everything coming back to life that makes we want to spend as much time as possible outdoors.
I am so excited to share with you this fresh idea for your succulent planter. The first time I saw eggshell planters were in a greenhouse in college. Grad students were actually starting their Summer garden with these little guys. Planting the seeds and letting them establish a root system and then planting the whole plant, eggshell and all in the ground. Genius idea, right? Well, I am using that idea and tweaking it a bit.
I adore succulents and they are all the rage right now. So, I thought wouldn’t it be cute to display them in a raw setting like this versus a large pot? Plus, it’s portability makes it easy to move from inside to out. All you have to do is crack an egg and create a large opening at the top, and with a skewer poke a small hole at the bottom to allow drainage. Then fill it with soil and your desired plant or seed. That’s it! We also dyed a few of the eggs to give it them more of a curb appeal.
Things you will need:
- Egg carton
- Succulents (or plants/seeds of your choice)
This is such a fun Spring project to get outdoors and your hands dirty. Kids young and old would love this project, and if you were to plant seeds they could take note of the process. Be sure to check out Charm East Texas magazine every month for DIY projects, East Texas trends and more!