Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kitchen Succulent Gardens

I was trying to think of some fun containers for more succulents. So I went to the thrift store and came across some vintage baking tins. They cost from $.50-$1.50. I purchased succulents from my local garden shop. They ranged from $2- $4 per container. The contrast of the greens of the plants with the aged metal of the baking tins really work well together. 

I drilled holes in the tins for drainage. 

These succulents were a great idea for the muffin tins. I could pull them apart and I've got 4 plants from each pot. So in essence, $1/plant.

 I put each plant in each opening and added some soil. I only used the soil from the pot that the plant came in, no extra needed.

I added some little pebbles over the soil. Looks great, doesn't it?

For the jelly roll tin, I bought an assortment of succulents and just planted them throughout. I allowed a bit of space for growth.

Again, add some decorative pebbles and it looks quite charming. For the jelly roll pan, you could put a candle in the middle and that would make a fun centerpiece. Or even a bigger planted pot in the middle.  It's fun to think what containers can be reused and repurposed for creative purposes. What can you come up with?


Wendy said...

These are so totally adorable! I'm definitely making a few of these and what a great idea for a hostess gift - especially someone throwing a summer party! Pinned as well!

Steph Calvert said...

These look so cool! My fave is the muffin tin one - I want to try this sometime! With all that free time. Yuk yuk yuk!

Betsy said...

This is really cute, and a totally genius idea. I'm looking around my house now for things I can turn into planters

nicole said...

These are great! I love how they came out!