If you liked the first DIY for cement pots, you'll love this one! Now I’m going to be honest.. The next DIY didn’t come as easy to me. Exact measurements just aren’t my thing – which is why I failed College Algebra and why it’s a struggle to bake. But, we made it work and they turned out great!
You’ll need the following supplies for this project: succulents of course, brown paper bag(s), hot glue gun, scissors, paint, Sharpies and/or tape for decorating.
First, choose a succulent. You’ll want to cut a rectangle long enough to wrap around its entire pot and for the height of the rectangle, make it 1¼ inches taller than what the pot stands.
Then, on what I deemed the top of the pot, I folded ¼ inch over to create a bit of a cleaner look and hot glued it down.
Feel free to decorate however! I used some dark copper glittered decorative tape that I found from Hobby Lobby and in the photo, you’ll see I used a metallic silver Sharpie!
With that complete, it’s time for more measuring and cutting. Wrap your rectangle around your succulent pot and use your own judgement to decide how big your pot should be – and then secure it with your hot glue gun.
Now, you should have a circle perfect width but still about an inch too high. With that, cut about 1 inch strips from what would be the bottom of the pot. Keep the strips about ¼ inches wide.
From a separate piece of your paper bag, cut two smaller circles. These will be used to keep the bottom together and secure. Fold your strips into the center and hot glue one of your circles to the bottom of the pot. Now, hot glue the other circle on the inside of the pot. It’s a fine balance of not being skimpy on hot glue but also not burning your fingers!
Place your choice succulent in your new brown paper pot and TA DA!
And then have your niece hold said succulent with her cutie little fingers to have your heart completely burst! Ah!
There you have it - two easy and inexpensive ways to gift for the holidays! Enjoy!
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