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The holidays are upon us y’all. Teachers do a great job with our kids and being the child of a teacher, I like to say thank you for work they do. These small succulent pots make great teacher gifts. They are pretty quick to assemble, don’t take a lot of supplies and you can even do them with your child.
- succulent picks
- mini terracotta pots
- floral foam
- paper scraps
- white glue
- hot glue sticks
- cordless hot glue gun
- decorative sand
- extra fine glitter
- spray paint (optional)
Gather up your supplies and put them on an old newsprint ad in case of glue drips or sand/glitter spillage
Cut a small block of floral foam to fit inside the pots. You can glue them down, though with the slope of the pot, it really isn’t necessary. I did wedge a piece into the side to secure it all in snugly
To cover the top and hide the floral foam, cut a piece of paper to fill out the top (instead of pouring in a ton of filler). It doesn’t have to be perfect- just use your glue gun to secure it down to the foam and then cover the top edges with a bead of hot glue to cover the gaps in the sides (apologies for the lack of picture)
Fill the “pool” created with white glue and sprinkle the sand or glitter on top. Press the sand and glitter down lightly to make sure it doesn’t just sit on top.
Pull some buds off the succulent picks, then break a toothpick in half and put a dab of hot glue on the end of it then place it in the opening at the bottom of one of the succulent picks.
Stick the small succulent into the glitter or sand. I grouped them in sets of three for fullness.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up and try different things- I used a copper metallic spray paint to decorate some of the pots and then glitter instead of sand in the top.
My daughter and I had a great time making these small succulents for teacher gifts. Now we just need about 17 more….