DIY Succulents in a Seashell

I’m not sure when the succulent craze began, but I’ve happily jumped on board and have yet to look back. Over the last few years, I’ve done a few succulent DIY projects, and I just can’t seem to tire of these cute little desert plants. Since I can’t resist buying these up every time I’m at Home Depot, I had to come up with new ways to use them at home. So. the DIY succulents in a seashell just made sense.

DIY succelents in a sea shellSince I’ve been slowly transforming the decor of our house to a more beachy vibe. It was something I resisted before. But now, I just want a beachy cottage with oceanic  hues and seashells galore. Which is how I arrived at the latest DIY project and decided to combine my love of the beach with my love of succulents.

Here is How to Make a DIY Succulent in a Seashell

Full disclosure; this isn’t a real seashell. Those things are pricey! But, I spotted this beauty, at Goodwill for $1.99 and couldn’t resist. After a good soak and scrub this vase of sorts was as good as new. (For a more authentic look, using a real sea shell would look amazing.)

I took the succulents out of their tiny planters and gently massaged the excess soil from their roots. This allowed me to easily manipulate how I wanted the succulents to “sit” in the seashell.

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For this easy DIY I  used four succulent plants for this shell. Once I had the plants arranged, I added moss. I picked up my moss from Michael’s,  which included some dried mushrooms, various moss and one that was dyed purple.

I loved how eclectic the package looked and thought it really added to the beachy vibe.

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For extra beachy vibes, I topped the moss with a few smaller seashells I had left over from the wreath project. For now, the succulent seashell is living in our master bathroom, and every time I spot that cute thang, it makes me smile. Let the beachy vibes continue…

Pro tip: Succulent plants store water in their leaves, so they need very little watering! (Although, be sure to provide them with water during the hot summer months.)

They enjoy bright light, although some succulents do not like direct sunlight. If the plant begins to turn white, move to a bright area without direct sun. I typically water succulents once every two weeks.




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