Succulents are everywhere these days, and that’s probably because they are easy to love. Especially in California during this drought, they thrive and without much water! One way to amp up your window sill or counter tops is with these beautiful copper mug succulents. They are incredibly simple to make with just a couple steps. We are in a hot and sunny climate with a little humidity from the ocean, so when looking for the right type of succulent to plant – consider your environment. Another thing to consider is that some plants work better in terrarium or dish gardens. The succulent that I selected for this DIY, Echeveria, is just perfect for growing and staying healthy in it’s copper mug. Bonus, it comes in a variety of colors so I decided to mix two colors and 3 different mug styles: The Roosevelt Hammered , The Original Hammered, and The Wine Cup.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Copper Mug(s)
- Potting Soil (we recommend Miracle Gro Cactus variety)
- Succulents (we used Echeveria)
- Spray bottle
Pour soil into copper mugs, keep in mind the size of the succulent you are placing in the mug and fill about 3/4 of the mug with the soil. Spray the soil in the mug with water as well as soil around the roots of the succulent. With your fingers or a scoop, make a hole in the soil the size of the plant. Pull the succulent out of it’s container and place in the mug.
Once the succulent is in the mug, add additional soil around the walls of the mug to fill the entire space around the plant. Give it a spray with the water and you’re done!
Succulents are easy to care for, make sure that you check the needs for the specific succulent type that you select. This particular variety and most others require a lot of sunlight in a dry environment. They do great indoors on a table that gets a lot of sun or window sill. To water, spray the soil so that it’s damp and let it fully dry completely before you water again. Over-watering can kill them! That’s it for this copper DIY and be sure to show us your copper mug succulents on Instagram or Facebook @coppermugco.
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