Bird Cage Succulent Planter

It is mid-March and there is still eight inches of snow sitting on the ground in Central Pennsylvania.  My daffodils bloomed before the last big snowfall.  They are now buried under the white stuff.  Normally I’d be in the garden by now prepping for spring planting, but alas . . . I have to do my gardening inside.

My local home improvement store has new succulents in . . . they didn’t predict the snow either apparently.  So I grabbed a handful, along with this cute bird cage.  Planters in a bird cage screams Easter to me . . . this would make a great holiday centerpiece!  I’m putting mine on a bookcase beside a window so it gets the light it needs.

Materials Needed:

  • Bird Cage
  • Assorted Succulents
  • Moss
  • Stones
  • Paper Bowl or Planter
  • Glue Gun

First I took cut a piece of heavy watercolor paper in a circle to line the bottom of the cage.  Then I cut the rim off a paper bowl and used my glue gun to cover the edges of the bowl with moss, letting it fall over into the bowl.

To plant the succulents, put a layer of stones in the bottom of the bowl/planter.  On top of that add potting soil designed for succulents.  It is very light and drains well.  Wet soil is deadly for succulents.

Lastly, add the plants.  Tucks some moss and stones in around to create a natural feel.

I finish it off by sitting the bowl into the cage and adding some moss to fill in any open spaces that show the bowl.  Now you are ready to display!

 

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