I personally really love the look of succulent plants! They are just so clean and unique looking. And easy to care for. I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Succulent Mug for a Mother’s Day gift or a Teacher appreciation gift. This really makes a nice gift for anyone. Here is what you need.
I personally really love the look of succulent plants! They are just so clean and unique looking. And easy to care for. I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Succulent Mug for a Mother’s Day gift and or Teacher appreciation gift. This really makes a nice gift for anyone. Here is what you need.
- Saucer plate (Optional)
- 5/16″ Drill Bit Kit
- Fast Draining Potting Soil
- Soil Cover Rocks
- Succulent Plants
- Chalkboard Tags (Optional)
I wanted to add a hole for water drainage. I’ve seen many people skip this step and you can too. However, I was worried about the plant not being able to drain properly. Since this was a gift, I wanted to do everything I could to make sure the succulent lived a long healthy life. Here I used a 5/16″ drill bit kit that is used to drill though ceramic. This kit made it so easy. I found it at Lowes.
After you drill the hole you are ready to start planting. I chose a few different types of succulents to use. You will want to get a potting soil that is fast draining. Succulents don’t require a lot of water. They are in the cactus family after all. (wink)
Next I added a small amount of rock to the bottom of the mug.
Now add your soil. Then start placing your plants where you want them and continue to add soil.
Top it off with decorative rocks.
If you wanted you could add a chalkboard name tag and add a cute saying like, “Thank for helping me Grow” or “Happy Mother’s Day”. The ideas are endless. With or without a tag, it’s super cute! This actual plant is going to be for Claire’s teacher.
I love how this turned out! Now you have an adorable gift for a teacher, Mother’s Day or you’re special friend. Or heck, keep it for yourself. You know you want to. (wink)
Danielle Gerstenberger says
This is such a cute and fairly easy idea! Thank you for sharing!
Amy Tinnin says
Thank you Danielle!! I am so glad you like it! It really is pretty easy. I honestly wanted to keep this for myself. 😉