I am constantly looking for fun things to do with these adorable, low-maintenance plants and as a DIY lover, mason jars are my go-to, so why not put these two together to bring nature in to any room in your home?
I do not have a green thumb, and I kill nearly everything. But after finding succulents, I have discovered that they are the only plant that will not shrivel up and die from my touch. Lucky for my brown thumb, I love the look and style that succulents have- so mother nature doesn’t totally hate me.
Let me start this tutorial by saying patience is a virtue- a virtue I do not have. So if I could complete this, SO CAN YOU.
What you need:
Mason Jars (I use three, but you can use as many as will fit in your space)
Succulents (Enough to have one in each jar)
Rope, cord or yarn (Apx. 128 inches per jar)
Sand (Any color, I used black)
Ceiling Hooks (One for each jar)
Step 1: Gently put the succulent in the jar.
Step 2: Use a funnel to add sand around the bottom of the succulent. If you have a steady hand (I don’t) you can do this without a funnel. If you like a more natural look you can use regular potting soil.
Step 3: Determine how low you want your succulents hanging from the ceiling. The following measurements reflect what I used.
Use your left thumb to hold the rope as you pull the rope tight along a measuring tape to 32 inches. Place the rope under your right thumb on the 32 inch mark. Wrap the rope back up to the top of the measuring tape, down to 32 inches and back up again so that you have four pieces of 32 Inch rope.
Step 4: Knot the top and bottom of the rope. Cut the loop on the bottom of the rope (leave the loops on the top, you will need them to hang your jar)
Step 5: Cradle the jar in the bottom of the rope
Step 6: Cut another piece of rope about 15 inches long. Tie a knot around each of the four vertically hanging pieces of rope at the base of where the lid would usually lay on the jar. (This will keep the jar from falling out) Cut off additional rope after you are done tying.
Step 7: Screw the ceiling hook into the ceiling. I placed mine 6 inches away from the wall. If you don’t want to damage your walls, you can use Command hooks (make sure they will hold up to two pounds.) Place the looped rope around the hook.
Step 8: ENJOY your new, hanging, low-maintenance garden.