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I’ve been feeling like I’ve neglected the DIY side of my blog lately – aside from a few craft projects that pop up here and there. So I’m trying to step it up and create new DIY projects to share. I thought I’d start off August with a new agate stone project.
Agate stones are one of those natural elements that I absolutely love to create with! Each stone is so different and the colors are bright and beautiful. I had two brownish colored stones in my craft box and ended up ordering a larger agate stone. Initially, I wasn’t even going to use the new stone for this project, but the blue color was too beautiful to use for anything else.
I also had two square ceramic planters downstairs by my garden supplies. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought to make agate stone planters sooner. Their petite size and Southwestern feel makes them perfect for small cacti and succulents. That thought alone gave me a great excuse to visit one of the local greenhouses again!
The day I went back to the greenhouse, I went with my mother-in-law and took Hunter with us. He’s like a local superstar. Everybody loves him and he loves everybody! The entire greenhouse was 50% off, but surprisingly, I only purchased two plants for these planters. Believe me, if I had anymore room in my house or garden, I would have purchased a lot more!
These planters only took minutes to make, but I love the look of them. They add a little pop of color and another natural element to our home. Since I recently killed a larger cactus of mine (it ended up rotting and I didn’t even water it that much!), it’s nice to have another one in the house. Even if it’s a lot tinier than the other one was!
As tiny as this cactus is, those spikes will still get you! I recommend wearing a heavy duty pair of gloves when transplanting it or it’s going to be a seriously painful job! Also, since there weren’t any drainage holes in these planters, I made sure to add a layer of small rocks and sand at the bottom before planting. Very important!
- Small white ceramic planters
- Large agate stone slices
- Metallic gold and/or silver paint markers
- Small rocks
- Small cacti or succulents
- Cactus mix potting soil
- Color the edge of each agate stone with metallic paint marker. Allow marker to dry.
- Glue stone to the center of the planter. Let glue dry thoroughly.
- Add a thin layer of sand to the bottom of each planter.
- Follow with a thin layer of rocks.
- Plant your succulents and/or cacti in the pots.
- Optional: give each planter a pump of succulent food and lightly water.
Did you make your own agate stone DIY project? Share it with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy and tag me @lavidaholoka!
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