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?



4 comments:

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 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!