Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Dirt: little shells and succulents

I'm having so much fun bringing touches of summer inside my home.

I saw this great idea to Summer-ize your home in Better Homes and Gardens. A nice big over sized shell filled with succulents.

I was fresh out of giant oversized shells but I did have some small scallop shells. And since succulents are pretty hardy, I thought they might not mind a small little shell home.

I clipped some new growth off some of my established succulents and nestled them into the pebbles.

You can use them in a variety of ways.

A centerpiece


Or even place cards

If they take root,  I’ll have to move them from their little starter homes. But for now, I’m enjoying them as they are.

This project is linked at the following:

       A Crafty Soiree Party Button Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple IhookedupwithHoHlamespice   

And other link parties here.


  1. I planted some succulents and brought them inside the other day too. One of my inspiration photos was a seashell planter, but I didn't have any lying around!

  2. very cool idea!. i love clustering small bowls of succulents ..

  3. Carolyn,
    Every week you just amaze me ...
    Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.

  4. These are really sweet, Carolyn. I love succulents and have been looking for container ideas... these are great for starters! Thanks for sharing and I love "today's assignment!"

  5. I adore succulents, and have a bunch of little cuttings in teacups and candle holders at my house - they're holding up pretty well. I love your use of the shells, so pretty.

  6. What a lovely idea...Succulents are one of my favorite plants!!

  7. Oh my word I am in love with these! So there is no need for any dirt - they will do fine in just pebbles? Seriously - how cool is that???

  8. I love succulents since I have a black thumb :)


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