I was looking for some summer crafts to do since we decided against our garden this year as our outdoor fuzzy friends refuse to even give the garden a chance and everything we have tried doesn’t keep them out. I still love me some greenery and didn’t want to slack while the weather is so nice. I have been seeing succulents and succulent projects all over the place. After much searching I have found a project that I love love love!!
Since it is summer and I know everyone knows at least one person who goes to the beach regularly and collects shells why not make great use of them. You have used sea shells as decorations before but why not as a planter right? This is an excellent way to upcycle! You can give the the conch shell planters away as gifts, do it as a party craft or even save it for next school year for a craft project. Conch shell planters can make beautiful decorations for inside or outside of your home. You can brighten up your office even! Here is all you have to do:
1. get and clean a conch shell
2. buy a pot or if you already have a pot of succulents you can use them
Make sure your conch shell is clean and big enough to give your succulent room to breath. You can really use any plant you want if succulents aren’t your thing. I am really into the look of succulents lately here in NY you don’t really see them very often as decor. I really like the look of them and there happens to be a wide variety to work with. Use your spoon to gently dig the plant out by the roots. Once the roots and plant are out add a little soil to the bottom of the shell to make sure the roots will be covered. Add the plant then the rest of the soil. Make sure the soil and plant are packed tight enough to not fall out and there you have it! Your conch shell planter is ready. I have seen some crafts where you can add wire or twine to hang the planter which is also a super cute idea!