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Succulent Wine Glasses

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With Christmas just around the corner I really need to get my proverbial butt into gear and start making some gifts. I’m not a big fan of how commercial Christmas has become, as the Grinch said “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store?  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” These succulent wine glasses are classy, don’t cost a lot and will carry on giving as the little baby plant grows. Oooooo and a succulent wine glass sounds so seductive 😎

What you need to make cactus wine glasses

What you need to make succulent wine glass

What you need to make these succulent wine glasses:

  • Wine glasses (I got these from Mr P home for about R25.00. They have glasses in all shapes and sizes)
  • Coarse river sand
  • Potting soil
  • Succulent off cuts
  • Rust-Oleum multicolor textured spray paint
  • Beads and baubles to make pretty

Using a plastic bag and some masking tape mask the wine glass so that only a piece of the glass stem shows.

Mask your wine glass

Mask your wine glass using a plastic bag and some masking tape

Spray the bottoms of the wine glass with Rust-Oleum and wait for the paint to dry. I found this one took a bit longer than their other spray paints so just be patient. Once they’re dry add 3 table spoons of potting soil and then three table spoons of coarse river sand. Plant the succulent off cuts in the mix and give her a few drops of water.

Take some off cuts from the succulent and plant in a mixture of potting soil and coarse river sand

Take some off cuts from the succulent and plant in a mixture of potting soil and coarse river sand

Add a heart or other decorative bits you have lying around to the stem. A perfect Christmas gift from the heart – a succulent wine glass.

A succulent cactus in a wine glass - easy gifts that last

A succulent in a wine glass

A succulent cactus in a wine glass - easy gifts that last

A gift that lasts

I love succulents, they are some of the easiest plants to care for. This little one will soon out grow her wine glass and make many, many babies to enjoy and replant.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

P.S These make great table decorations to.

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Categories:   Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: January 19, 2017 21:44

    Nancy

    Love this! Recently had a new kitchen window installed and can't wait to line the sill with these little beauties.
    • Posted: January 20, 2017 06:25

      acraftymix

      Oh they would look lovely on a window sill Nancy
  • Posted: April 23, 2016 14:33

    Debi

    Fabulous! Thanks!
    • Posted: April 24, 2016 06:41

      acraftymix

      :-)
  • Posted: November 6, 2015 05:42

    stew

    Hmmm...Interesting, I might just play SANTA this year. Thanks for the tips ;)

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