Friday, April 12, 2013

SPD: Colored Succulents

Heyyy you guysss! Welcome to this week's Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. This week you're stuck with lil' ole me! Let's start with sharing that I really don't have a green thumb. To those of you who are familliar with my cooking skills, I'm going to assume this information does not baffle you. But anyway, I felt our home needed some life in it (besides the 2 people, 2 cats, 1 dog, and unkown amount of spiders hiding out waiting to terrify me).

So recently I discovered these things called succulents. (And now you are thinking, "Wow this chick didn't even know what succulents were.) And since we have literally been living at Home Depot for the past 6 months (Did you know they give out free popcorn on the weekends? And you can bring your dog there? But the popcorn is for the humans), I saw these plants in person during one of our visits.  

I instantly loved them. They look super sturdy (aka hard for me to kill) and they have cool colors/shapes! So I picked out 3 of them to bring home. Then as I'm walking to the counter, Tim informed me I needed pots and soil. (Oh.) So I ran outside and grabbed 3 pots and a bag of soil!

The most awesome part about it was, I honestly didn't plan for the plants to match the pots. But then I laid them out when we got home and look what happened...

I mean who says I'm not domestic? That is a Martha move right there!

I know this is suppose to be a "how to" post but you all get the gist. Pour in some soil. Remove plant from plastic container. Smush up the roots a bit. Put in new pot. Top off with new soil. Water whenever you walk by them and think 'oh crap I forgot about those things' the soil feels totally dry.

And voila! Brought in a bunch of color to the kitchen AND something ALIVE! (For now.)

I still can't get over that the plants match the pots. I almost switched them around since I don't like things too matchy-matchy, but it was just too perfect to pass up.

The plants were about $4/each and the pots and the bases were around $7 each or so.

Hope you enjoyed this week's SPD! You can follow me on Pinterest here.

Have a fabulous Thursday and thanks for the drive by!


  1. Hey girl! Those look great! I am so bad when it comes to plants, this might be a good idea for me as succulents are so low maintenance.
    Stop by some time

  2. Super cute! I am also horrible with plants and "live" things, and tend to kill plants almost instantly. But I do love these little succulents lately, so maybe that's something I should attempt too! Precious. Visiting today from the SPD link-up :)

  3. That is too stinking cute! Totally stealing this idea!

  4. Such a cute and easy project. I don't have a green thumb at all! I end up killing everything that I plant!

  5. Love this! It looks super cute with the plants matching the pots! I might need to get some of these :)

  6. SO cute! I love the matchy-matchy part!

  7. These little buggers are so cute! I have 3 fake ones in my kitchen window and had I known how easy they were to plant, I would have lol! Stopping by from the link jup :)


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