With many experiencing droughts this time of year, succulents seem to be the “go-to” plants for sprucing up landscaping. But what if you want to bring a little of those plants into your work or home? This DIY Mason Jar Succulent Garden has come to the rescue!
Succulent plants are well known for being “fat plants” since they store water in their leaves and stems. This makes them ideal for dry areas or for when nutrients in soil are lacking.
In the city I live in here in Utah our soil is very sandy and dry. It’s hard to grow plants in our yard without adding new soil to the ground soil regularly and treating it with special nutrients. That is why I love succulents! Low maintenance, easy to grow, and very hard to kill. I don’t particularly have a green thumb so this is certainly my kind of plant.
Aside from it’s benefits, I actually think succulents look awesome! For that reason, I wanted to bring some of that beauty indoors so I upcycled a mason jar and made one to match my home decor (and my blog, obviously!).
Supplies Needed to Make A DIY Mason Jar Succulent Garden:
- Various Succulents (pulled from my Garden but you can find at Home Depot or Lowes)
- Mason Jar
- Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze Spray Paint
- Blue Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Craft Foam Paint Brush
How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Succulent Garden:
- Lay out a piece of old newspaper or paper and get your workstation ready for spray painting. Lay your mason jar open side down onto the paper. Shake up your spray paint and spray paint in a downward motion covering the entire top and sides.
- After you spray your first coat allow to dry in the sun for 10 minutes. After it’s dry to the touch apply a 2nd and a 3rd coat for maximum coverage. After the last coat be sure to allow to dry in the sun for an additional 20 minutes so the paint sets.
- After the paint is dry it’s time to add a little glitter into your DIY Upcycled Succulent Garden. Grab a paper plate or paper towel to cover your workspace and collect the excess glitter. I applied Mod Podge with a paint brush to the bottom of the jar creating as straight of a line as possible.
- Once the mod podge is placed on the jar pour your glitter covering all wet surfaces. Don’t be afraid of wasting your glitter as the paper plate or paper towel will collect it all. Once the mod podge surface is cover tap the jar to remove excess glitter and set outside to dry for 20 minutes.
- Once it’s dry and looking gorgeous grab some soil and fill up your mason jar up and pack it down nicely.
- Now grab your choice of succulents from your garden or your local hardware store and start planting. I chose a bright orange succulent surrounded by light green succulents to make the plants pop against the gorgeous blue.
- Water that new Succulent Garden and place in your home, bedroom, bathroom or office. Enjoy!
Looking for another mason jar craft? Check out this DIY Makeup Brush Holder!