Upcycling: Silver Cup Succulent Garden

If you are anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for pretty little things at yard sales and charity shops. Lately I’ve been picking up a lot of small silver and pewter cups, bowls and doodads and this week I put them to use by turning them into a small, indoor succulent garden. Think of it as a terrarium without a bowl. Succulents are excellent indoor plants because they require very little attention and come in many shapes and sizes. When looking for plant specimens, choose a variety that will give you height, structure and interest.

Things you’ll need:
Silver eggcups, port glasses and cups
Succulents, small in size but several varieties
Potting soil

Things to do:
1. Gently work apart plants and pull out their root balls.
2. Fill the bottom of each vessel with a small amount of soil.
3. Press individual plants into smaller spaces or group a few plants in larger cups and add enough soil to cover the roots. Press the plats firmly into their new homes.
4. Sprinkle the soil with a small amount of water. Allow the soil to dry before watering again.
5. Group the planters as a centerpiece or in a window for an unusual little indoor garden.

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