Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tiny Succulent Planter - Made From A Jingle Bell

Somewhere out there exists a Scrooge or Grinch who would not think this is cute.  All I can say to that person: Bah humbug.  And I hope you are remembering to feed Max.

For the rest of us, here's my little idea for the world's tiniest flower bud succulent planters.





They are made from jingle bells.  (Cheap dollar store ones, preferably!)





Wanna make this?  Here comes the DIY!

Begin by turning a jingle bell into a little flower.  Go here to follow my easy tute - and see a few fun examples of jingle bud jewelry like these earrings.


Once you have a flower, fill it with a dollop of soil.




Grab some metal washers.  (Glue is optional.)



Plant a scrap of succulent inside the flower, then balance on a washer (or two or three) so it has a stable base.  All done!




Keep it for yourself, or give it away.  A pair of them in an anchovy tin makes a darling hostess or neighbor gift.




I also envision these on the tables at a wedding or other celebration - wouldn't it be a sweet party favor to take home? 



Tips Tips We Got Tips:

*If you are giving it as a gift, you might choose to glue the metal washers to the bottom of the jingle bud so they don't tip over en route.  For the ones on my own windowsill, I don't bother to do this step.

*Water sparingly!  1/2 teaspoon of water once a week should do it.  The bottom will leak, so place it on a plate or paper towel until the water is absorbed.

*After a few months, some rust might form on the petals.  Try to think of it as patina. ;)

I sure hope you guys enjoyed this one!  Thanks a bunch for coming by.






14 comments:

  1. You have some wonderful ideas, and I love the way you write!! Your sense of humor and your outlook is refreshing! Thank you for everything. I just discovered you today, what a gift!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Laura! Such a sweet comment, made my day. It always makes me happy to catch somebody new who is willing to come over to the weird side of crafting - hee. Hope your holidays are fantastic! Mich

      Delete
  2. Love the idea... and you know, I'm probably not the only waiting to see what ELSE you can do with those bells!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Absolutely the cutest little planters I've seen....ever. You are just so darn clever!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's an interesting DIY project. I'll try it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great, I hope you have fun trying it! Thanks for the comment, simplylove!

      Delete
  5. great idea, you can always spray paint the bells if you want to avoid rust

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so cute! I always think about getting a succulent planter but not some ordinary one with a clay pot. This looks amazing. I will have to search a big sized jingle bell now :) thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, my friend! I hope you are having a lovely December full of creativity and family!

      Delete
  7. This is such a nifty idea! Love everything about this post! Its sooooooooo cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, I'm really happy you liked this one. Hope you get a chance to try it with a spare jingle bell. have a great holiday and thanks a zillion for taking time to comment!

      Delete
  8. How gorgeous Mich! I have so many bells in my stash, surely I can find a couple to try this with - and standing them in a little tin to catch the water drips is an excellent idea!
    Thanks for all your amazing upcycling inspiration Michelle - I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cute! CUTE! I have no words besides CUUUUUTE!

    ReplyDelete

Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.