Craft ~ Succulent Planters.

Hi all,

So I was kinda really busy at work yesterday that I forgot to upload my Feature Friday! I know; naughty blogger!

This week’s Feature Friday is all about the hot trend of terrariums (a word I have severe trouble saying and spelling). I had been thinking about planting some of my own succulent plants after I did my previous Feature Friday about house plants. I took the opportunity to do so when my good friend Emma came down from London for the day.

It’s always nice to do different things and I thought it would be great it Emma and I got our fingers green. I had my very first solo trip to the garden centre; when I say first solo trip I mean not having to be dragged, bored out of my skull, by my parents… I think I’m getting old!

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Being from London, where they don’t have country side, Emma was slightly confused as to what these mysterious green things were: they’re plants, Emma dear :P.  Hehe, just kidding!

We found some great plants and headed home from our very grown up trip (well slightly – we may have used the trolley as a go-cart down the in-store ramp).

Now this was our first time ever planting anything so I was a bit worried that we’d get it wrong and the plants would die within a week, but we went ahead a followed the tutorial on how to make terrariums.

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So it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve planted these bad boys and as far as I’m aware Emma’s plants are doing fine… mine however are not! I had to replant the above succulent that I’d so carefully planted into my awesome glass tea pot: back into it’s original pot it went in an attempt to save it’s life.

Any advice on the matter of why they might have started to die would be greatly appreciated!

Anyway on to the Feature Friday aspect of the Feature Friday post; I decided that instead of bringing you a range of projects that I’d treat you to a few Etsy finds I’ve stumbled across in relation to terrariums and succulent planters.

So here are a few modern planters you can use to make your own terrarium unique!

1/ The felt pod planter:

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TheYarnKitchen has the cutest collection of handmade felt planters! I think these would be a great addition to any mantlepiece, or even as a gift! I’d love to receive these as a present!

2/ Hanging planters:

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PotteryLodge has this brilliant black and white hanging planter that I love because a/ it’s black and white and b/it’s so adorable!

3/ Geodesic planter.

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Totally modern with it’s angles and cement finish: this would be a great feature in any home. Good work RoughFusion! Love it.

4/ Fabric Planter

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From Nestahome, again loving it because it’s black and white, but also what a clever idea! So unique – brilliant gift!

5/ Up-cycled planter: DingaDingTerrariums.

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Now I’ve seen these around Pinterest for a while but that doesn’t stop them being awesome!I love how ‘quirky’ this is. Hey if you’re stuck for a gift idea for a  boy – check it out!

Anyway I could go on and on because there are so many great ideas out there – but when it boils down to it, the essence is that they look modern and will make a great feature to any room in any house – so get involved!

Take care,

E x