Gardening ideas for the green thumb in all of us title on a close up of one of the green echeveria types of succulents.

Gardening ideas for the green thumb in all of us

As the weather is warming up, I find myself looking for excuses to get outside more and more. It started with my teacup succulents and has branch out from there. I’ve also joined together with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you lots of other gardening ideas for spring!

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In case you missed my teacup succulent blog post, I wanted give you a quick refresher. And, as a bonus today, I’m also going to show you how to add adorable tea tags to your teacup succulents to them to make them a truly custom gift or party favor.

First, you make a foil cast of your teacup:

How to pot succulents in any vessel without drainage holes by making a foil cast to serve as a DIY floater pot inside.
How to plant succulents in pots without drainage holes.

This is how you ensure your succulent has proper drainage without having to damage or alter your teacup.

Next, you fill your foil cast with cactus mix potting soil. Personally, I think Hoffman makes the best soil for cactus or succulents. Yes, you actually need cactus soil mix for this, regular potting soil will hold on to too much water and will slowly kill your succulent.

How to plant succulents

Create a little hole in your soil. Gently place your succulent into the hole. Then CAREFULLY fill back in around its delicate roots.

Close up view of green succulent planted in a teacup with a tea tag that reads, " thanks".

and, just like that, your teacup succulent is complete.

Pro Tip: I prefer to order my succulents on Amazon since they’re cheaper and I can skip a trip to the store. Altman Plants sells 12 for $29.95 and The Valley Garden Inc sells 5 for $14.99. There are so many companies selling live succulents right on Amazon, that I can always find them for around $2.00-3.00/each. This easily beats the store prices at around $4.00 each! And, by ordering a mix of them, you don’t have to worry about deciding between the different succulent types.

How to add a custom tea tag

Now, if you really want to go above and beyond, you can add a “tea tag” to your new potted plant. We first did this when we wanted to say thank you to our realtor who sold our home. It was the perfect final touch for this project. You can either design one yourself or you can get my free printable ones below. I’ve included tags for all sorts of occasions and events.

To add a tea tag to your teacup succulent, you’ll need a few simple supplies you probably have around the house already: masking tape, a pair of scissors, white thread, a glue stick, and a printer.

Download and print the pdf. Once you print them out, simply fold along the dotted lines and cut them out.

I like to leave a little white space around the border of mine but you can cut right along the black outline if you prefer. Then, I cut about 7-8″ of white thread, fold it in half, and glue it between the two sides of the tag.

Since your new potted succulent is sitting in its very own foil floater pot, you can simply lift the whole thing out. That way you can tape the tea tag string directly to the inside of the teacup. Now, just set your plant back in and you’re done! Easy peasy.

You now have the perfect gift or favor!

Ready to add tea tags to your new teacup planters?

Click here to join my mailing list and I will email you my free printable tea tags for all occasions as my way of saying thank you!

Now, are you ready for some other great gardening ideas?

Next up on our Gardening tour is Kimberly, over at From Farmhouse to Florida. She has some great advice on how to use cold tolerant annuals in your spring patio pots. After our recent cold snap, I know we all need this information! Be sure to check it out along with all of the other great gardening ideas below:

Until next time, Happy Gardening!

Allison

PS: You can also check us out at Sundays at Silverado and Celebrate Your Story!

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30 thoughts on “Gardening ideas for the green thumb in all of us”

  1. Oh, my goodness! I LOVE everything about this. Who knew you could make watering work like that? And the tea bags? so adorable. I signed up for them. I love them for plants…but, tea parties need those, too. I’m getting ready to have a tea party on the lawn–so how perfect to use them in the decor and the tea! Thanks for sharing today! Happy Easter!

  2. Allison, your succulent tea cup is literally one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I LOVE vintage china, and that little tag puts it right over the top!
    So fun hopping with you today! I’d love it if you’d share your tea cup on the Sundays on Silverado link party, which opened early today!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  3. Your teacup succulents are adorable. They would make the perfect gift. I will be collecting vintage teacups, so I have them on hand to give as gifts.
    Happy spring gardening,
    Kippi

  4. Succulents are all the rage right now. They can be expensive to buy pre-made though so I love this tutorial on how to make my own right at home.

  5. These teacup succulents are lovely! What a great idea! I have some old vintage teacups that would be perfect for this. The little teabag tag is an adorable detail. So great to hop with you, Allison!

  6. Allison, your teacup succulents are adorable! I love the tea bag labels, too. What a perfect gift or favor! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

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