Succulents in teacups, little pots….
When asked to have a table at a Christmas craft fundraiser for an Alzheimer’s Day Care I immediately said yes. I had a few months to get prepared so I started collecting succulents of all species. Asking friends and families for cuttings, raiding gardens whenever I saw a succulent. Then I hit the Thrift stores collecting teacups, little pots and any pot that looked pretty and was a reasonable price.
I even experimented making some concrete pots painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg. My son Elisha helped me making them, we certainly had fun, but that is for another post!
Then I collected tin cans of various sizes and brought some burlap and twine to decorate them. Using a hot glue gun I stuck the burlap on the tins. I even made my own little tags.
This was a really fun project as I love succulents. They have become so popular, probably because they live inside and outside and are very hard to kill.
It took some time, doing all the preparation. But I finally got all the succulents into the right teacup or pot and left them outside to grow for a few weeks. I had to kept them watered regularly as it was hot outside, fortunately they all survived and made it to the Fair.
Don’t they look beautiful?
This is my favourite succulent, called Jelly Bean or Pork and Beans.
Check out some of these cute teacups
Some pretty pots
The tin cans with tags
And of course my concrete pots painted with chalk paint.
The day was an incredible success and a lot of fun. Fortunately I only had to bring one home!
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