Recently i have become more aware of succulents lining the stalls at our local market and it bought back a childhood memory of the cute pieces one of my older sisters used to get me for my teenage bedroom when she worked at the trusty old department store Texas Home care… anyone remember them?
Whilst researching succulents online and chatting to a few experts i have found that they are actually quite difficult to look after,easy to maintain – yes, with just a drizzle of water our green friends will stay happy. But keeping them alive through the winter months is apparently quite a challenge. If you love succulents then you will love eyeing up this account over on Instagram, and of course whilst your there it would be rude not to swing by mine.
So yeah that little cacti type plant my sister gave me many years ago lived on my bedroom shelf, probably without a drip of water but was obviously quite happy. These little cuties reminded me of that erm… special gift.
I had to purchase three succulents to use a props for another upcoming project i have planned so i grabbed a bargain and got a triple set for two pounds.
I wanted to eventually give these succulents as halloween gifts so today i am going to inspire you on how to spruce these gifts up and give them a home made touch.
The first thing i did was re pot the plants in some vintage looking and slightly bigger terracotta pots that i had in the shed. I also added a fresh heap of compost mixed with grit for better drainage.
Now i had a terracotta pot as my base i could have used many different designs for this season. I went ahead and wrapped one pot in clear wrapping with a cob web print for my Daughter. Topped off with a pumpkin shaped tag and the fun gift went down a spiky spooky treat.
Next up i used bags for the pot that i had planted two plants comfortably in. Succulents in bags are going to be the next big thing, i can just feel it! You saw it here first though.
i love the look of this paper chevron party loot bag. It is fun and colorful and the greenery bounces off of the pattern.
The final bag i used were the good old paper bags from the market that my fruit and veg came in. I thought a rustic design would fit well with my blog and so i used some hessian tie, string and a decor tag to bag up my succulent gift.
I posted some of this weeks styling images on instagram and soooo many people have asked about the cardboard fans i have been using recently, they are from Homesense!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out some more styling tips here.
Love Mary xx