I moved into my first apartment recently and don’t have much room for plants, flowers or a veggie growing garden. Despite my plant-killing brown thumb, I always try to add some green to my space. This project is the perfect size for my patio and so far it has been going pretty well for me (meaning all of my plants are still alive–hooray!) Succulent pallet gardens are easy to maintain and a cheap way to add greenery to your small space.
Pallets make a perfect craft subject because they are versatile and easy to use. Mix the look of the pallet with terra cotta pots, industrial looking hose clamps and hearty succulents, and your patio will instantly be transformed with this succulent pallet garden.
So let’s get to it!
- One Pallet
- 6 Terra Cotta Pots
- 6 Hose Clamps
- 6 Wood Screws
- Fresh Soil
- 6 of your favorite succulents
- 6 Coffee Filters or pieces of mesh cloth
- A drill
The first and most intimidating step to creating your succulent pallet garden is to drill the screw into the hose clamp so that it attaches to the pallet. It may seem too hard for those of us who don’t usually use tools, but it is so much easier than you’d think! Depending on the power of your drill, it may be easiest to first drill a hole in the hose clamp and then through the pallet. (Shoutout to my dad for being a wonderful hand model.)
When all of the hose clamps are on your pallet it should look like this. I prefer symmetry so I made them equal on each side, but you can arrange them however you prefer!
Get all of the cutest succulents from your favorite gardening store ready. Try to choose plants of different shapes, sizes, and colors to be more visually appealing.
*Optional* Put a mesh bottom on the bottom of your terra cotta pots so that water doesn’t flow through the hole so easily. This step isn’t required for functionality, but if you do not use the mesh, water and dirt will stain your beautiful pallet every time you water the succulents.
Plant your gorgeous succulent babies in fresh soil and add to the pots.
Place your filled pots in the hose clamps and tighten them if necessary. Play around with which plants you want where, according to their height and width. Do I sound like a crazy plant lady yet?
I hope you enjoy your new succulent pallet garden and don’t forget to water them! Let me know in the comments section if you have any questions!
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