Succulent Gifts


I love putting together small gifts for our friends/neighbors/teachers for the holidays. Living in southern california, we recently redid our landscaping to be drought tolerant and discovered how beautiful succulents can be.

I’ve seen these little succulent jars at other peoples homes and thought they were so cute. So for this years holiday gifts I tried making them myself.


I found these glass bulb jars at Hobby Lobby. They’re filled with an array of soil, sand, stones and aquarium rocks. The succulent is a clipping of a jade plant we have in our garden. About 5 years ago we planted a clipping a bit larger than this one and it’s grown to be at least two feet in diameter!


My sweet little Zander holding the gift we made for his teacher.



I’ve been holding on to these little banners that were actually intended for cupcakes for the longest time. I finally found the perfect use for them!




This jar was actually a jar of jam. A few years ago I cleaned the labels off a bunch of glass jars, not knowing what I would do with them. Can’t think of a better way to recycle glass jars (and declutter my house). For more ideas on how to recycle glass jars check out this post. 


All in all, I made 14 succulent gifts for under $14. The only things I had to purchase were the bulb jars and large jar with handle. They were 50% off at Hobby Lobby which is why they all cost less than $14. Everything else I had on hand…

  • Succulents from our garden
  • Small aquatic rocks from a past candle project
  • Soil/rocks from our garden
  • Sand from the kids sandbox
  • Recycled food jars

The best part about this project – it was completed in 2 hours. I love a project that I can start and finish all in 1 of Zoey’s naps!

Hope this inspires you to get creative this holiday season.

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