Updated: May 3, 2018
Brighten up your plant collection with this cute DIY mason jar! They're simple to make and can be a great gift for a friend or yourself. I am always looking for new and creative ways to make my plants unique from each other and this DIY has definitely done so.
Note: A common mistake made when placing a plant in a mason jar is providing no where for the water to go. This DIY project provides simple steps and ways to prevent bacteria developing in the soil. The rocks will allow water to drain through instead of sitting in the soil and creating root rot. The charcoal will soak up the extra water at the bottom of the jar.
Things you will need:
• 1 Mason jar
• Small rocks
• Succulent/cacti soil
• Twine or ribbon
• Plant tag
• Small succulent
1. Place the charcoal at the bottom of the jar, about 1/2" to 1" thick. This will soak up the water and prevent bacteria from developing when watering.
2. Add a 1/2" layer of small rocks to the top of the charcoal. This will provide drainage for the water so that the roots don't rot.
3. Add the soil to the mason jar and make a decent sized hole in the center. Place the succulent's roots in the hole and place soil around it. Pack the soil firm so the succulent doesn't shift.
4. Wrap the twine or ribbon around the top of the jar and make a bow. (Optional) write how to care for the plant on a tag and attach it to the twine. For example, "Haworthia, water once a week, indirect sunlight".
That's all there is to it! I would love to see yours so comment a picture below :)