Outdoor Succulent Farm



I’m embarrassed to admit that we purchased a couple small succulents last Spring and they bit the dust quickly.  I’m not sure if I added too much water, not enough, talked to them too much, or if they didn’t receive the sun they require, but either way…I’m done with real succulents for now.

Then, ironically enough, my sweet friends at FloraCraft® decided to send me some of these artificial succulents that look like the real deal.

So, for this months FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Challenge, I decide to make an OUTDOOR “Succulent Farm”.

Lets take a stroll out to the mini Outdoor Succulent Farm, shall we?
Outdoor Succulent Farm


Outdoor Succulents


Don’t these succulents look succulent?  They even feel real.

Succulent Planter

I thought hanging the “farm” in the corner of our deck would be fun and rather unexpected since you usually don’t find succulents outdoors (see full Deck Makeover here).

I used a sturdy plastic clear bowl I purchased at Party City, and some twine I had on hand.

Easy Outdoor Succulent Farm

I searched the house for something pretty to add to the twine.  The silver decoration at the top is actually one of my earrings that I never wear.



Decorating with succulents

The little Outdoor Succulent Farm looks pretty in the shade hanging from a tree, too.

DIY Succulent Planter

Do you want to make your own?  This was simple to create…

Here’s a photo of my supplies, and directions to follow.

Succulent Farm Supplies


First, I screwed 3 holes into the plastic bowl.

I made sure they were equal distance apart so the twine would hang the farm level.

Succulent Planter Idea


After placing the  Design it:® Silks & Naturals Desert Foam® in the bottom of the bowl, I covered it with real fresh soil to cover it up and make the farm appear real.

Then, I arranged the Design it:® Simple Style® Succulent Picks the way I wanted them by sticking them into the Desert Foam®.



Succulent Farm Tutorial

Succulent Fun

To hang the bowl all I needed was the twine tied in a large knot on the outside of all three holes.

I added my bling to the string (hey that rhymes) and poof…it’s ready to tie at the top and hang.

After thought…angels or fairies would be cute frolicking in the farm, too.

The best thing about my Outdoor Succulent Farm, It won’t dry up no matter how much I talk to it, and I can bring it inside, too.

Outdoor Succulent Farm

This is a sponsored post and all opinions are genuine.

To view all 6 of my Make It: Fun Team Challenge creations click here:

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One Response

  1. Sharon says:

    Cool idea, and yes, they look quite succulent! I love the bling you added, too. Thank you!

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