Gilded Succulent Gifts


Oh no! That holiday party has just snuck up on you or you forgot a little gift! Or wait – you’re supposed to give teachers a gift?! Or how about your hairdresser or the post person or another oh so important person in your life. Enter: a beautiful, living gift that you can make in bulk and hey – if you don’t give them all away you will be happy to spread them throughout your home – the gilded succulent gifts!

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Yes, I’m going a little crazy over here and recommending you give something alive as a gift. But hey, it’s not like a goldfish, right?! The great thing about this gift is that it is incredibly affordable and able to be made in bulk ahead of time.

It starts with this $1 glass from the Dollar Tree and this $0.50 sale succulent from Lowe’s. Put them together and it’s already beautiful – add some gold and we’ll all go gaga together.

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Before I started assembling the planter, I decided to gild up the glass. I taped out a section of the glass using painter’s tape and then literally rub ‘n buffed the bottom portion with my finger.

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Warning: it’s not a perfect look. If you are going for perfect and for speed, grab your spray paint. However, I really like the slightly imperfect gold look. It looked a little more antiqued to me.

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After that was dry I scooped in some dirt and then planted my little succulent. That’s it!

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Isn’t she a darling? I’m in love. I wonder what lovely person in my life will get to keep her? We shall see.

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Do you store gifts in case you ever find yourself in need at the last minute? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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