Monday, April 16, 2012

Hanging Succulents Garden {Part 1}

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! 

So, I read many blogs of women who's husbands are the "handy" men and get involved with their wives projects around the house... maybe they help build or paint etc. 

Well, my husband is incredible... but he usually thinks I'm a bit crazy whenever I get out the paint and nails. His comments usually involve some form of "uh oh" or "are we rearranging this room... again?"
 He is totally supportive but not very hands on. 
(Partly because he works so hard so I can stay home and enjoy my projects.) 

BUT, this weekend was different!

I had pinned some hanging succulent gardens that I really liked and when I showed him some of the pics he actually thought they were great. He was like "hey, we could totally do that!"

I had to pinch myself... WE can!? 

Now, one thing my husband does enjoy is being THRIFTY...

So off on a walk we went to "steal" some succulent trimmings from around the neighborhood to begin our garden... (Don't worry, we asked first haha)

Here's how our garden turned out... And here's a tutorial for you to make your own! 
This is Part 1 because my next idea is to make a frame for our garden with some old barn wood or pallets.
 I'll post that part later on when its all complete. 

Here's the step by step tutorial...

I asked the garden store if I could have a  few of these trays and they gladly gave me some for free... 
You;ll also need a garbage bag, dried moss ( I found it at Michael's) and cactus or succulent soil as well as a glue gun.

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Basically, stick the ends of the succulents into the soil by making holes through the moss... To learn more about the care of succulents check out this LINK

I like the way it turned out and I can't wait to see how they grow and fill in... I decided to try succulents because I definitely do NOT have a green thumb.
In fact, my husband said, "hey even you can't kill these little guys..."  *wink wink
Well, we will see.
 Now, to make a pretty frame for my new outdoor artwork. Part 2 coming soon... 


  1. Kristin, Great project! You always do such a lovely job. You've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Come check out my April 17th post for all the details! Hope you have a great day. :-)

  2. My husband would be all over this project. I may have to do something like this:)

  3. This is surely the coolest wall hanging ever! BRAVO!

  4. Very good! - there is something so appealing about succulents that they'll steal everyone's heart! Glad you could have a bonding moment, and make something so creative. Can't wait to see it after they fill in and you get the frame made.

  5. I have never tried planting succulents before, but now I am a little inspired! Thanks for the great post!


  6. I might just have to have a go at this, what a fantastic idea, great for my tiny little courtyard of a garden!

  7. HI! I am a new follower and I have been digging through your posts and enjoying all your projects. Blessings to you!


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