These DIY succulent pots are perfect for gifts!


Material

  • 1 empty milk carton
  • 1 cup quick set concrete
  • water
  • 1 plastic cup
  • paint

Method

  1. Cut empty milk carton down to 1/3 of original size
  2. Mix one cup of concrete, adding a small amount of water at a time until it's wet and easy to stir.
  3. Pour the wet concrete into the milk carton.
  4. Place a small disposable cup in the middle of the wet concrete and press down to make an indentation. Leave the cup in place for 15 minutes, then remove, the concrete will hold the shape.
  5. Let concrete dry completely for a couple of hours.
  6. Rip milk carton away from the concrete and you will reveal your pot.
  7. Paint the pot (or can be left plain) or get the kids to paint the pot, these make great gifts.
  8. Put a small amount of soil and a cutting from a succulent (you don't need roots).
  9. Place pot inside and water sparingly as succulents don't need much water, or giveaway as presents.

Notes... The kids made these for all their teachers this year as Christmas gifts and they loved them. We also made some for the family. They make cheap but thoughtful gifts.

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  • What a clever idea, something they will use over and over again

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  • A great idea to make something useful.

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  • Thanks – I have a small bag of concrete in the shed so now I can use it up!

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  • A great idea for the budding green thumb to try creating a garden and recycling at the same time.

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  • Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! :D

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  • I love how simple and fun this one looks

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  • I love these, they are so simple and a great useful craft and keepsake. Thank you for sharing :)

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  • these are so cute, great gift idea

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  • What a great idea and they would make a great present, I’m going to make two to put on my sons grave with the flowers I have for him thank you.xx

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  • What a wonderful idea and so simple to make. I will be making some for my succulents as they are becoming top heavy but in these pots they will not blow over.

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  • These are wonderful! I’ve been wanting some gorgeous pots but they’re so expensive. Now I can make my own! Thank you for sharing!

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  • this is great – a perfect craft for kids, as the results are instant

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  • A great idea and they make beautiful presents; thanks for sharing!.

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  • What a great project for the kids to make during the holidays. They’d have lots of fun designing and painting.

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  • These look so cute and kids would love to make these.

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