Succulent gardens and little tabletop terrariums seem to be all the rage these days! So, it’s fitting that tabletop gardens/terrariums were one of our Lowe’s Creative Ideas blogger challenge options this month! I ended up repurposing a patio light fixture into a little patio tabletop succulent garden! This project is great as you don’t need a lot of supplies and you can easily put it together in less than 30 minutes! Plus, it doesn’t require a lot of water, which is a good thing for me! 😉
- flushmount outdoor ceiling light fixture
- various small succulents
- potting soil
The process for putting together this little tabletop garden is actually pretty easy. The first step is to just prepare the light fixture. You’ll want to take off any wiring, insulation, etc. You could probably do something a little more permanent with a better seal, but I just put some duct tape on the bottom to keep a lot of soil from coming out of the holes. Once the light fixture is prepped, then fill it with a couple of inches of potting soil and start planting. I started around the edges and left the larger succulent plant for the center. Once it’s all planted, give it a bit of water (but not too much!!). The structure isn’t water-tight, so be careful about what you’re watering it on. These plants don’t need an abundance of water, so go ahead and let the soil dry out before you water again (but maybe don’t wait for weeks! 😉 ). The end result is a fun little repurposed tabletop garden that looks great out on the patio! You can’t really go wrong with a simple project like this! You could even bring it inside as long as you remember to take it outside to water it!
Have you hopped on the succulent bandwagon?
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and receive a Lowe’s gift card to complete my projects. However, all ideas, opinions, & experiences are entirely my own.