If you’re a regular around here, you know I’m a jar hoarder. I can’t help myself. But I’m happy to part with them if it’s for a good cause, like an awesome mother’s day present. Behold:
Super cute, no? I was hoping to get my nephew’s hand print on these bad boys, but getting an 8 month old to NOT put a paint covered hand in his mouth was impossible. Footprints were easier… not easy, but easier. However, you can make this craft whether or not you’ve got a cute baby to hang with.
You will need:
- Glass jars (I used a salsa jar, a peanut butter jar, and a pasta sauce jar)
- Spray primer and paint (I love Kilz spray primer and Rustoleum spray paint)
- Cactus, Palm, & Citrus soil
- Small rocks (either from outside or the craft section of a dollar store)
- To get the labels off the jars I just soaked them in soapy hot water, then once they were dry I sprayed one coat of primer and 2 coats of paint on them (I used Aqua by Rustoleum, leftover from my DIY sunburst mirror).
- I bought 7 or 8 different succulent plants at Walmart then took them apart very gently to separate each branch
- Cover the bottom of your jar with rocks, then add some cactus soil
- Arrange your succulents in the jar then fill in your empty spaces with more soil
- Lightly water
The cute baby foot is optional.
And actually, the spray paint is too. I made one for myself and took the label off the jar but left it clear glass- I really like the look of the rocks and soil.
The best part? Succulents are very easy to keep alive- they love sunlight and only need to be watered 2-3 times a month in the summer and every other month in the winter.