DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

Back when I lived in Virginia during college, I used to work on a lot of DIY projects in my apartment to make it feel more like my own home. I've been going through a lot of my archives since we've been in the hotel and I have had more free time and I came across a really fun project that I did for my succulents a few years ago - DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters! This is a super simple, easy-to-make project that you can finish in a few hours as long as you have the right materials. Read below and make your own!

DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters
DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters

MATERIALS NEEDED
• Foam dinosaurs (we found ours at the local flea market in Fort Green)
• White spray paint for plastic
• Succulents
• Exacto Knife
• Soil for planters
• Drill

DIRECTIONS
1. Spray paint your foam dinosaurs - they may need more than one coat of paint. Let them sit outside to dry.

2. Cut out a small, circular portion of the top with the exacto knife, this is where the plant will sit. Make sure it's deep enough to allow room for the plant to grow.

3. Drill 2-3 small holes in the bottom (on the belly) of the dinosaur - this will allow the planter to drain so that the soil doesn't get moldy after you water it.

4. Fill up your dinosaur with soil and add the plant! Now you're done and ready to enjoy these awesome planters!

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How To Propagate Succulents

How To Propagate Succulents

Although, I am not exactly sure where spring is, I thought I would show you how to propagate succulents from cuttings and leaves. Sometimes succulents can get leggy (growing up instead of out), which happens when a plant isn’t getting enough light and it starts to stretch out causing the stem to grow long and the leaves to become widely spaced - this is the perfect time to propagate! It's super easy and fun to do as a weekend project.

How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents
How To Propagate Succulents

Start by clipping off a piece of your succulent that has the fewest leaves and then gently remove each leaf from the stem. At this point, you should have a small pile of leaves. Place them on a paper towel and gently pat them dry to remove any moisture. Grab a cookie sheet and line it with foil or parchment paper then add a layer of soil and place the succulent leaves on top. Make sure you place the cookie sheet in a place where they will get a lot of indirect sunlight.

After a few weeks, you'll notice little roots sprouting from the ends of the leaves and then teeny tiny baby plants will begin to sprout. You don't need to water the leaves, but you can use a spray bottle to mist them once a week or bi-weekly once the plants at the end of each leaf start to grow. Let them grow like this until the original leaf starts to wither, then remove the plant from the original stem and place in it's own pot of soil. You may notice that not every leaf starts a new plant, some will just end up withering away, but most will do just fine. I'll try to post an update once ours are ready to be planted!