How to Decorate, Pot and Plant Succulents for the Holidays
Are you ready for an easy craft-based project from a unique workshop that I attended this weekend in Los Angeles? Me too! It was a rare and rainy Sunday in Los Angeles, and I learned how to create a trio of adorable succulents while potting them correctly...and to think that all this time to think I had been doing it wrong!
Not to mention, with the drizzle outdoors spending time in a candle-lit garden store felt like the perfect cozy Sunday activity. In this class, we potted a few succulents of our choice. You may remember that when I started this blog, I set out to attend, share and discover as many art, craft and design workshops as possible, share them and remain creatively inspired. I hope this workshop and tutorial gets your creativity flowing and sets the tone for the week.
First off, if you live in L.A, you simply must go and visit Rolling Greens. It is one of my favorite garden shops in Los Angeles and this workshop was held at the Beverly Blvd. location. It is a great place to visit if you are seeking creative inspiration b/c it is well curated and possesses endless cool garden decor, plants, small gifts and home accessories.
As you can see, they have some beautiful wreaths out this time of year. In the past, I've found many house plants here. You can even have arrangements made if you need one!
Please read on if you are like me and were potting succulents completely wrong and/or would like to make some cute succulents for gifting! Also, I will share a list of succulent supplies for those of you not in L.A.
This is my pots looked when I prepped for potting the succulents. I had a blue pot and a pink new pink pot that I purchased in store- it was $6. How is it possible to get something so cute for $6? I do not know. I prepped each pot by throwing out old soil and filling the bottom half of each with gravel that they provided, this is the correct way to pot a succulent apparently.
Next, I picked out 2 succulents. Then, after removing them from their dish I loosened the root system by hand, while hollowing out a little space in each pot for them to go.
Then, I added the potting soil and added the white rocks on top of the soil.
Since, this is for the holidays, workshop participants dusted the plants lightly with spray adhesive before sprinkling on some white glitter.
I picked up a 3rd emerald green dish on my way out of the store. I liked how the color and texture complimented the other two plants.
Now, we have quite the little succulent garden on our mantle at home. I'm hoping to keep these 3 new plants alive until my Christmas get-together with my girlfriends, then I can hand out some nice party gifts to-go!
SHort List of Succulent Potting Supplies
Another fun thing, about attending a workshop such as this, is that I happened to meet some other cool artisans at the event, who were there sharing their work in the store. They are: Local + Lejos- an artisan home goods shop that makes a global impact, along with artisan and weaver Kellee Vopelak. I would love to take a workshop from Kelly or organize a workshop with her some day.
I hope you are ready to get started making things along with me? Next up, will be a Fresh Greenery Wreath that I can't wait to dive into with you!
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