Pine Cone Succulent Planter

The other night I was on Pinterest looking for inspiration on what to do with all these pine cones I’ve been collecting and I came across the cutest idea.  IMG_4778

Pine Cone Succulent Planter!

A women named Tiffany from The Inspired Home and Garden made them and I knew with one look that I would have to try it.

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They are really easy to make and require only a few supplies.

  • A good size pine cone, the bigger the better.
  • Assorted succulents, I used hens and chicks.  You don’t want anything too big or heavy.
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Spray adhesive
  • Twine or fishing line for hanging

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Once you have all your supplies gathered together the first thing you want to do is make sure the top of your pine cone has a bowl shape to it so it can hold everything.  You may need to remove some of the seed petals to make room.

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Now take your spray adhesive and give the top of your pine cone a good coating.  Stick a piece of sphagnum moss down into the bowl, pressing to secure it well but at the same time leaving it fluffy enough so your succulents have room to spread their roots.

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Now take your twine or fishing line and wrap it around your pine cone a couple of times about 1/4 of the way down.  Make sure its nice and snug and try to hide it inside the cone so you can’t see it.  Bring the sides up and tie with a knot to form a hanger for your pine cone planter.

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Once that is done start adding your succulents.  Make sure to remove any soil from the roots and that they are about 1/2″-1″ long.  Place them all around however you think they look nice making sure to push them in securely.  Tip: Place your pine cone in a cup so it stands upright leaving you with two hands to work with.

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Once that’s done all you need to do is give it a spray with water and then find a sunny location to hang it from!  They will be adorable this summer hanging outside but for winter I put them in my kitchen hanging over my sink where I can see them all the time.  I love the way they look and how easy they were to make.  I also love the fact that I had everything I needed on hand and didn’t have to send my hubs to the store! (I’m sure he liked that too!)

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I know this is not a very good picture of my succulent pine cone planters but it is a good picture of the glass in my kitchen window.  They were custom made by John Thomas, the original owner and builder using authentic lead and 18th century Dutch glass with white oak frames.  The pink and green colors in the glass shine into my kitchen when the sun shines on them.  I love this window. ~sigh~ If you’d like to see more of the beautiful details in this house go here and you can read all about it.

 

 

 

 

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