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Vintage YoT: Pretty Succulents

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Let's talk succulents. They are "my kind of plants." They don't need as much water as some plants,and they do well in shallow containers– making themjust right for my stained and damaged teacup finds.

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Supplies: I used some stained china teacups, a broken bird mug, a marred lusterware bowl, and a bowl from Target's dollar bin for containers. You'll also need succulents, gravel and dirt. To make the little flags, I used plastic toothpicks and Japanese Washi Tape (this tape is Cath Kidson by Chronicle), and scissors. 

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Take the plant and roots in both hands and twist about midway through the roots, discarding the bottom part.

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Place a layer of gravel in the bottom of the container, about 1/4 -1/2 inch thick.

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Add dirt (not everyone uses dirt, many people just use gravel, but this was the advice I got from a woman who grows succulents).

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Position the succulents– go for balance and symmetry if you're using more than one plant. Add a little gravel on top if you like.

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I think it's SO cool how the plants look like flowers.

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To make tiny flags measure out some tape, affixing it to the toothpick.

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Fold it back upon itself.

 
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And cut a little triangle out to make the flag shape. You can use a contrasting tape pattern too.

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I was so glad to have a use for this broken bird mug.

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And this sweet stained teacup.

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It's so pretty how the plant seems to pick up the pink in this bowl.

 
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It looks like a lush little forrest.

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This peachy iridescent bowl looks ever better when it's full of succulents.

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And another stained teacup makes a prim and proper home for these lovely succulents.

 

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  1. Malia – I have been pinning succulents lately and dreaming about pretty tea cups to put them in! I think we were separated at birth ;) LOVE these and pinned!

  2. I LOVE these!! They are so sweet and the teacups are just perfect!!

  3. Oh, Malia!!!! This is so lovely ~ I am a bit crazy over succulents! Pinned!
    Hugs, Mary Beth

  4. These came out gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to collect more succulent plants. I’ll be pinning this for reference. :)

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