Halloween isn’t one of my favorite holidays.
However, I usually have one small decoration around this time of year.
This time, I made a Spooky Succulent Garden.
Succulents are about the spookiest thing I can think of.
They are sharp, odd shapes and colors, and have almost no roots. The best thing is that they require almost no care.
I started with a saucer filled with cactus soil and some succulents that needed transplanting.
I came across these mini figurines at the Dollar Tree and I thought they would work great for this project. I had the crows left over from my decorations from last year, but I think they also came from the Dollar Tree.
To make the garden, I decided where to put the plants first. I wanted the “castle” to be the center of attention at the back of the tray and tried it out on a plastic container. In the end, I decided to use a flower frog to put it on. If you don’t have a frog, a plastic container would still work. Then I placed the trees, sticking them down into the soil to anchor them.
I purchased black aquarium gravel at Walmart to make the plants stand out and give the entire garden that spooky appearance. I removed the castle because I wanted it to sit on top of the soil along with the other figurines. I put the gravel over the soil, and patted it in place.
I placed the castle on top of the soil next. The castle is sitting on a flower frog that I covered with floral moss for a bit of spooky, dead grassy interest. A few topiary pins hold it into place. If you use a plastic container, you will have to glue the moss on the container.
All these supplies came from the Dollar Tree.
I love the little crow in the tree, he is my favorite. I also love the pink Where-wolf, he cracks me up! Did you know Where-wolves wore pink? Neither did I!
At any rate, the colors in the figurines work well with the succulents.
A few wisps of spider web, and a couple of little black spiders make the display complete. I added a few extra rocks, just to make things interesting.
Perhaps this little garden is not so spooky after all. Our giant squeaky rat and the Mamma crow stand guard over the succulents on our porch.
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I made it to week two of the So You Think Your Crafty contest! Thanks for all your support! The overall winner of this weeks competition is featured on SYTYC today. More projects to come, there are 7 more weeks to go!