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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quick and Easy Dollar Store Succulents

After busting my butt to complete my living room plank wall, I was craving a quick and easy craft project.  As much as I love breaking out the saw and nail gun, there's nothing more relaxing and satisfying than painting and creating a simple craft, especially when it uses Dollar Store items.

I cannot keep a plant alive to save my life, so when I spotted faux succulents at the Dollar Store I knew they had to come home with me.  They're perfect for adding a touch of green without worrying about watering and leaves turning brown in a few weeks. 
Dollar store faux succulents in jelly jars

Supplies for faux succulents in jelly jars

I started by painting a few coats of Martha Stewart chalk paint on each jar and giving them a light sanding.
Painted jelly jars with chalk paint

I cut out the Styrofoam from the plastic pot and lucky for me it fit perfectly into the glass jar. 
Cutting Dollar Store succulents out of containers

Dollar Store succulents in painted Jelly jars

Quick, easy and absolutely adorable, now that's my kind of project!
Dollar Store succulents in distressed jelly jars

quick and easy Dollar Store succulents

Easy Dollar Store succulents

Okay, now who's heading out to their local Dollar Store to pick up some succulents?   I actually went back a second time and bought a few more for a Spring Wreath that I'll be sharing later in the week.

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  1. I've been wanting to try my hand at succulents and this looks like a super easy way to start out.

  2. I have a small pot that I have been trying to decide if I want to put a real or fake plant in. Seeing yours is making me think fake is the way to go. So cute!

  3. Those are SO cute. I love how delicate they look. (Maybe that's not the right way to describe them, but you know what I mean.)
    Sophia :)

  4. So cute! I've got to get back to the Dollar store, last time I was there I didn't see these!! I'd much rather make these cute cheap ones then buy real ones that'd probably die! ;)

  5. So cute! I've got to get back to the Dollar store, last time I was there I didn't see these!! I'd much rather make these cute cheap ones then buy real ones that'd probably die! ;)

  6. I love that you bought these at the dollar store. I need to check mine out!

  7. I absolutely love succulents and these are adorable, Katie! Thanks for sharing at our party! Have a great weekend, friend!
    Kendra @

  8. Love this! They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  9. Genius! And so cute. Succulents are all the rage right now, huh. I knew I saw something recently that required a dollar store stop but could not remember until now! Maybe tomorrow :) Thanks for sharing at Hit Me with Your Best Shot! I pinned for later :)

  10. I totally snagged some of these faux succulents up last week! Wish they had more varieties! ;)

    Thanks so much for the sweet update and for sharing on Show Me Saturday! I can't wait to see what you share this weekend!

  11. Hmmmm, wonder if our $tree had these already as I was in both of them couple times last week but no see no cute little succulents, doggone it. Would love to make a wreath using them. Look forward to seeing how you made your wreath with them. We have Family $ and $general also but no succulents so far.
    Hope you had great weekend and enjoy your week.

  12. I found one by accident in a wrong aisle. But it reminded me that you can go to the Dollar Store web page and order there. The orders are by large quantities. srpprcrftr....they sell them in a group of 25, which would work for your wreath.