I’m busy assembling mini succulent gardens for our anniversary party in August. This has to be my favorite DIY of the summer (so far!). First of all, I am a fool for tiny succulents of all colors and shapes. AND I’m planting them in assorted vintage tins and containers. Succulents and antiques go together like pb & chocolate. Look at this Golden Nugget Mixed Nuts tin that I snagged for three little ol’ dollars.
And feast your eyes on these babies.
I lined my tin with a sturdy freezer bag to minimize rust. Then I filled it 2/3 full with cactus mix soil.
I pulled the little cuties out of their plastic pots and loosened their roots & soil. Then I arranged them in the tin, filling in and tamping dirt around each one.
Once everybody was planted I trimmed the plastic all the way around the edge. I left about about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of plastic peeking above the dirt line.
And now I have a tin of Golden Nugget Mixed Succulents.
The trick will be to water without overdoing it since there are no drain holes in the tin. I’m hoping that the dry summer air will help keep the soil from staying too wet. If I start to see issues I may have to drill holes in the bottom (gasp!). Meanwhile…how damn cute is my little succulent garden?