|Neon Pink Aquarium Gravel Succulent Planter|
Neon Pink Aquarium Gravel Succulent Planter
I'm not going to lie -- I saw this on Pinterest and have been thinking about making these for weeks! I just love the pop of the neon pink pebbles against the green of these succulents. Plus, succulents are the only plants I seem to be able to keep alive! The thing to know about succulents is that they require a soil that drains really well. You can buy a bag of succulent soil, which is also good for cacti. I had a bag of it around from a previous project and I only needed a few handfuls for each of the pots I made.
I bought my craft supplies at Michael's and the past few times I've been there the receipt comes with a coupon for 40% off any one regular priced item, which is extremely useful if you're crafty!
Total Cost per Planter: around $10You could easily make this project for next to nothing! Now, I already had succulent soil, so I didn't tally that up. Ask a friend for some free succulent clippings! Maybe you already have some terracotta pots lying around, and I bet if you're a crafty gal you already have acrylic paints and a brush or two. Really, the stand-out feature here is the GloFish brand neon pink aquarium gravel, which I purchased at a pet supply store for $5.99 a bag. You could easily stretch out the amount of gravel into four to six pots, depending on size. If you're not too keen on pink, don't worry, it comes in a variety of other colors!
Aloe Vera plant = $2.98
aquarium gravel = $1.50
6" terracotta pot = $2.98
4" terracotta saucer = $ .89
acrylic paint = $1.99
foam brush = $ .49
How to Make Your Own: Gather your supplies and prepare to get messy! Painting will take multiple coats to be opaque, so be patient and let each layer dry for around an hour before continuing onto the next. Once your pots are completely dry,