I love making gifts for my friends so I decided to combine two of my favourite things in this DIY -plants and presents! you know how much I love baby succulents right? I'll confess I've been looking for a way to sneak them back into another project and here they are...



this has been a really quick and fun box to put together. I wanted it to be a mini 'all in one' box that includes all the ingredients you'd need to plant up a succulent into a terrarium or pot. 

a succulent starter kit of sorts...




materials:

succulents
gravel
sand (optional)




I bought these cute little preserve jars which I've filled up with succulent soil, gravel and sand. succulents love good drainage so these three elements will help stop your plants becoming waterlogged (as long as they don't get over watered!) I've written about setting up terrariums here if you're curious.




when you've filled the jars pop them into the box with some baby plants. I jump at every chance to use my label maker so I've labelled everything...

I've used quite a deep box so I can close the lid. you could make a cute open arrangement in a more shallow box though.




ta daa... one box of baby succulent goodness! I love mine so much I'm tempted to gift it to myself.

would you ever give a plant box to your friends?

back soon!

caroline x



33 comments

  1. This is such a lovely gift idea, everyone loves succulents! =^-^=


    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. so glad you like it- thanks sam :) xx

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    2. Perfect! I was just at the local dollar store this morning and they had baby succulents! Didn't go in for those, walked out with six. NOW I know what to do with them! And may just go back for more!

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    3. Perfect! I was just at the local dollar store this morning and they had baby succulents! Didn't go in for those, walked out with six. NOW I know what to do with them! And may just go back for more!

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  2. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Your friends are lucky!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  3. I love the idea of putting loads of little presents that represent your friendship or that persons interest into a little box, its so cute and you cant tell someone's put the effort. Also love a good plant so yay!xx

    https://justthatdiy.wordpress.com

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    1. me too- they're fun to put together and a little more personal :) xx

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  4. This is an excellent idea! I actually think these would sell really well haha you could set up a little business with these x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. I'd have so much fun doing that as a job haha :) xx

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  5. Great idea! I've been thinking about making terrarium's for friends but this more fun :)

    Honey Go-Lightly

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    1. it has everything but the terrarium! if you had a bigger box you could add a mini one in :) xx

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  6. These are so cute. I would love to have one of these x

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  7. Such a cute idea! Unfortunately no one I know loves plants as much as me :(

    www.bambyfox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. you'll have to make one for yourself ;) xx

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  8. This is such a cute idea and plants are always such lovely gifts to both give and receive!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. I think so- I'm obsessed with plants :) xx

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  9. Absolutely adore this idea!!! Where did you get the succulents from?

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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    1. homebase- they have lots in my local one :) xx

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  10. What a cute idea! I'd be over the moon if I received this! So thoughtful, I love absolutely all of your diys xx
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  11. oh this is such an awesome gift idea! I'll have to remember that one!

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  12. This is such a great idea, I need to try it at home! Which mason jar candle do you prefer?

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  13. Can't believe I've only just come across your blog. I'm a sucker for anything DIY and as I'm currently decorating my room, the Scandinavian style is really inspiring me - hopefully I can follow some of your diy's and get my space looking as lovely as yours!
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