DIY SUCCULENT GARDEN WITH ECOSCRAPS

May 14, 2017


I partnered with EcoScraps to bring you a fun DIY succulent garden just in time for Mother’s Day. Succulents are a great way to liven up any space, big or small, and also an easy gift idea without having to spend a lot of time or money. Personally, I like to receive sentimental gifts and love it when someone takes the time to make me something.
One thing I love about EcoScraps is that they’re environment friendly and care about the future of our planet. They recycle food scraps and turn it into lawn and garden products, which is actually affordable and nutrient-rich for your garden. Also, it doesn’t have a strong odor like other soils! I chose to use the potting soil mix for this DIY project, which works for both indoor and outdoor plants. Follow the steps below to make your own succulent garden!


Materials you need: disposable gloves, EcoScraps potting soil mix, succulents, cups, scissors, and a spoon
Make sure you have all materials ready to make your mini succulent garden. I used cups I had at home instead of going out and buying pots. I went to my local nursery to pick up a couple of succulents and cactuses and also bought the EcoScraps potting mix. EcoScraps is available in all major stores, including Walmart. I would also lay out old newspapers since it does get messy. I did this in the kitchen so it would be easier to clean up afterwards.

Cut the top of the EcoScraps bag with a scissor and have your cup ready. Scoop a handful and fill the cup about halfway with the potting soil. Using a spoon, slowly depot the succulent and carefully place it in the cup. Succulents are fragile so I would suggest you take your time. Adjust the succulent so it’s in the middle and then fill the empty spaces with soil.




Planting a cactus can be tricky and intimidating because of its pricks, but with the help of a spoon it’s easy to depot. I used a plastic spoon and slowly worked around the cactus to help free it from the plastic pot. I made sure that the bowl I was using was deep enough and created enough space to place the cactus in the middle. Once it’s in the middle I just evened out the soil - easy, right?

Repeat steps two and three until you’re satisfied with the end result. Practice makes perfect! This DIY was a lot easier than you thought, right?

You made it! You’re done! Just clean up the mess and show off your succulents.

Last but not least, show some love to your Mom. Tell her how much you love and appreciate her. A cute card and succulent is one way to show it!

GIVEAWAY (CLOSED):

WINNER:
Thank you everyone who participated, I loved all the responses. Below is the winner! Please contact me Justine!


The team at EcoScraps has also given me a $50 Walmart gift card to give to one of my readers! To be eligible to win, please write a comment below one thing you love about your Mom. This giveaway is only within the U.S. and winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends May 21, 2017. Winner will be announced in this blog post on May 23, 2017. Good luck!






Love, Sharon

17 comments

  1. One thing I love about my mom is that she always asks if I've eaten yet and she does so many things to take care of me, and it's her way of saying "I love you." She doesn't say it very often, but when she does, it's just as special as her saying it through her actions.

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  2. Whenever I feel like I have no one by my side and when I need someone to talk to, my mom is always there for me like a best friend who never goes away. She helped guide me through my life up to the point of happiness I am at now.

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  3. I love so many things about my mom, but my favorite thing is how I know she is always there for me. No matter what I am going through in my life, I know I can call her for advice or even just a listening ear. She always puts her kids first, and she has shown me how to be a good mother to my own child.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  4. I don't have much of a green thumb but my mom actually loves plants. I wonder if she knows about this soil. Thanks for sharing. What I love about my mom is that she understands me and we have a lot in common. We genuinely enjoy each other's company and we would regardless if we were related or not. I'm very lucky! - Anne

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  5. This is a really awesome little project! My mom is completely obsessed with plants & flowers and has her own botanical garden going on at home. :-) I love so many things about my mom, but one thing that stands out the most is her remarkable resilience. Her strength and unnerving commitment to our family is truly something I'm grateful for and inspired by. Thanks, Sharon for this wonderful opportunity! :-) xx

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  6. This is such a cute project to do with anyone. The older i am getting i realize it is nice to have some plants at home, and succulents are just so adorable. Words can not describe how i feel about my mom. I guess i never realized how much work she puts into my brother and I, not until i became a mom myself. I strive to be strong and brave like my mom in life. I am thankful for my mom everyday and I would not know what I would do without her.

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  7. There are so many things I love about my mom, it's hard to pick. As I've gotten older I've come to appreciate her more and more. I love that she is always there for me to talk to me about anything and everything. She's my best friend :)

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  8. I love that my mom is unashamed of who she is. She dances like no one is watching, and she loves everyone and everything without fear of judgement. She has taught me to be my own independent self, and she had taught me to love fearlessly. :)

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  9. I love so many things about my mom but what I love best about her is how hardworking she is. She taught me so much about loving myself as she raised my sister and i alone. She worked hard to be her own self and shared these skills with us both. My biggest motivator and role model.

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  10. One thing I love about my mom is her selfless nature and her generosity. She always makes sure everyone else is taken care of first before she tends to herself. It also gives her joy to make other people happy. I strive to be like my mom because people like her make the world a better place. <3

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  11. Something I love about my mom is that she has taught me how to see the world through the eyes of a creative. One of my favorite things to do with her is wander, pick a spot, and start sketching. She has taught me how to notice details and let those details inspire my creativity.

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  12. I am thankful for my mom in law who from the moment I met her loved me deeply. she raised the most remarkable man who I call my husband for the last 13 years.

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  13. One thing I love about my mom is that there are MANY reasons why I love her. But just to name one, she's the only person that really knows me inside and out. My likes, dislikes, she's my best friend. - Amanda xo

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  14. What I love about my mom is her humor and how geniune she is, my mom is the most beautiful person I know. Also, how I can be so comfortable with her she is my best friend and I wouldn't trade her for the world. She gets me and we are literally twins. I love everything about her <3 - xoxo

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  15. I'm impressed and love my mom's strength and ability to question everything. She raised three independent women while continuing her dream of obtaining her master's and working full time. I love her ❤️

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  16. I love that my mom is into traveling & fashion, just like I am! She inspires me to travel while I'm still young & not worry so much about the future.

    - Justine Erica | missjustinee.blogspot.com

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    1. Congratulations Megan, you are the winner! Please contact me at sharon@lovetpd.com :)

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