We recently went to a friend’s engagement party and came home with quite a few succulents. No complaints here! Succulents are some of my favorite plants to keep around the house. They are very low maintenance and a great way to add some spring blooms to your house!
I was super excited to get these planted, so I headed to our local Goodwill of Orange County to look for something to pot them in.
Side note: I’ve grown up in a household full of Goodwill lovers. Whenever my brother and dad need a new shirt or outfit, they head to Goodwill and they ALWAYS get compliments on their findings. My mother and I are infamous for heading out just to “look” and then bringing home a few more things than we need. There are so many good treasures at Goodwill of Orange County! And many of them, I love to take and make my own.
I’m a huge fan of the OC Goodwill Boutiques. The interiors are super cute and makes shopping there that much more fun!
While browsing through the housewares section, I found a number of options for succulent pots. However, I wanted something a little different. I wanted something that you wouldn’t normally use to house succulents. Lucky for me, I hit the jackpot and found an old utensil holder! This was the perfect home for my succulents.
This DIY is great for any type of pot you find your favorite Goodwill location. Pick out something that you love, something that catches your eye. Get creative, the possibilities are endless!
Of course, I had to browse the rest of the store to see what else I could use to make the perfect home for these little guys. AND I also wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing out on anything else there :).
I ended up finding a bag full of different colors and types of glitter, which was a huge win in my book because I LOVE glitter. I also found some pretty nail polishes that I decided I would try and use to create some type of design on this utensil holder turned plant home.
I ended up only using the hot pink nail polish and some gold glitter to finish it all off. My home office is full of grays and whites and I really wanted something fun and girly to add to it. Also, with spring here and summer around the corner, it was the perfect touch!
To complete this DIY, I used painter’s tape and a ruler to create the diamond. Once that was all taped off, I took the hot pink nail polish and painted away. When that was dry, I used a very thin coat of clear Elmer’s glue and sprinkled the glitter on.
Once everything was dry, it was time to plant! I purchased a small bag of soil from a local plant shop and filled the pot up about three quarters of the way. Then, I pulled the succulents out of their old homes and placed them into their new home. You’ll need to make sure you add more soil around the base of the succulents to insure that they are nice and snug and stay in place.
Lastly, add some water! But be sure you don’t overdo it. You do not want to overwater succulents or they will not last very long. I find that it’s best to make sure the soil is wet, but not soaked. You’ll know your succulents need more water when the soil is dry.
It’s really amazing what you can find at Goodwill of Orange County and rework if you keep your mind open. I’m already thinking about heading back to see what other “pots” I can find because this would be such a great hostess gift to bring to dinner and housewarming parties!