"Easter is the only day of the year when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket"
Easter is a time for giving loved ones and special friends dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies but what if you want to give a special someone something a tad outside the box of chocolates?
Here's a sweet, simple idea for an Easter gift or spring token of appreciation that will be around a whole lot longer than eggs or chocolate - at least in my house and I'm guessing in your house, too.
These adorable potted succulents take no more than five minutes to put together and cost no more than five dollars to make and probably far less. I give them my highest Royal Recommendation for easy assembly, budget friendliness, and just plain darned cuteness!
Here's how to make your very own:
~What You'll Need~
A 2 inch Potted Succulent, any variety
A 4 inch Peat Pot (for starting seeds; sold at garden and hardware stores)
1 yard Jute Twine
A small amount of Shredded Wood Excelsior
Hot Glue Gun
~What You'll Do~
1. Starting a half inch or so down from the top lip of the peat pot (my pot had a ridge that seemed like a natural spot for the twine - see above photo), attach the twine with a dot of hot glue leaving 8 inches of twine hanging (for a bow later); wrap twine around the peat pot a couple of times returning to the point of attachment; give the twine another dot of glue while again leaving another length of twine hanging; once glue is cool, tie a bow. This is the trickiest part of the entire project.
2. Place a 1/2 inch layer of excelsior in the bottom of your peat pot.
3. Place your plant (still in the plastic store pot) into the peat pot. The top rim of the plastic pot should roughly be even with the top of the peat pot.
4. Take a hank of excelsior, tucking it in between the two pots - like a nest!
5. Trim your bow.
That's it! Really, it couldn't be simpler!
Happy Easter & Happy Spring
P.S. In case the Easter Bunny was wondering if I've turned over a new leaf (no pun intended), in addition to plants, which are very nice, I still want chocolate...