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.