Show the ones you love, just how much you care with a one-of-a-kind, original DIY Succulent Gift made by the kids.
I can’t believe that Mother’s Day will be here in just a few short days! Each year, my kids make me something super sweet and meaningful at school and it always brings me tears of joy! Since most of us are spending more time at home, I’ve come up with a super easy Mother’s Day gift idea that the kids can make at home!
I’ve been really into gardening lately which inspired me to turn my new hobby into a sweet and thoughtful gift for mom. I’m going to show you how to create an easy, inexpensive succulent planter that any mother would love.
First, let me tell you a little bit about succulents. They are part of a big plant family with a variety of delightful textures. A few popular types include aloe, Haworthia, hens and chicks, cacti and sedum. Most have thick, rubber-like leaves and stems that hold moisture and require little maintenance, which makes them the perfect gift.
How to Make a DIY Succulent Gift for Mother’s Day
- Cute pots (Click HERE to purchase the ones I got)
- Potting Soil
- Sharp tool or drill (to create drainage holes)
How to Re-pot Your Succulents:
Re-potting succulents is not as hard as you think. Start by removing the plant from the old pot. If it is a large pot, use a stick to get it out easier. Be careful not to hurt the root system. If the root is small, you can turn the pot upside down to get it out.
After getting the succulent out of the old pot, you can tap the root to get the dirt off or you can choose to clean it with water. In some cases, the root may be too long, you may want to trim it a little bit. If you use water to clean the root, let it dry in cool places for 3 to 5 days (avoid direct sunlight and rain).
Before you put the plant in the new pot, make sure that it has holes at the bottom to allow water in the soil to drain freely so adequate air is available for the roots. If your pot doesn’t have any holes, you can drill a few at the bottom.
Put the plant in a new pot with dry soil for a couple of days to let the plant recover before watering it. At this stage, you should not give it much water as the root system is still fragile.
During the repotting process, be careful not to soak the plant in water for too long or water it right after you put it in a new pot. Your succulent will get root rot if it gets too much water in the process.
Once you’ve re-potted all of your succulents, it’s time to personalize them! I chose to go with a simple bow made from twine, but you can certainly choose to add stickers, personalized name tags, or glitter…whatever your heart desires!
This craft is also a cute gift idea for teachers, grandparents, or anyone that else that holds a special place in your heart!