This DIY Recycled Can Succulent Centerpiece is sponsored by Miracle-Gro. For this project and was provided with samples and compensation-but all opinions are my own.
This season, Miracle-Gro wants to inspire everyone to get out and Gro something. There’s a way to incorporate “Gro-ing” into a myriad of different DIY projects-and you don’t have to be an avid gardener or live out in the country to accomplish it!
All you need is a little creativity and inspiration-and you can create a beautiful, living piece of art for just about any occasion/recipe/area of your home. What did I make? A super simple succulent centerpiece that’s perfect for spring and summer.
How do You Make a DIY Recycled Can Centerpiece ?
Besides being beautiful, it’s budget friendly! It uses recycled cans from your kitchen. The only thing you’ll need to pick up is a bag of Miracle-Gro soil and succulents. Once you have those you can get started.
- STEP 1: Clean cans and make sure they’re completely dry. When choosing cans, pick a variety of shapes and sizes of cans for contrast.
- STEP 2: Drill 2-3 holes into the bottom of each can for drainage.
- STEP 3: Place a few rocks/pebbles from your yard over the holes at the bottom of each can.
- STEP 4: Fill each can with Miracle-Gro soil. I used Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. I like that it protects against over and under watering and it absorbs 33% more water!
- STEP 5: Place succulents into each can. Fill with additional Miracle-Gro soil if needed. Place a small plate or plastic tray under each can to protect table.
How/Where To Use Centerpieces?
Because you know I like options, I think these would be fantastic made with herbs as well.
I love the idea of having these on an outdoor table during a party, picnic, or family gathering. They’re also the perfect height so no one will be bobbing around tall centerpieces to see and talk with each other (huge pet peeve of mine – be mindful of centerpiece heights people) Another great idea, use a smaller can (like the one pictured above) and plant individual succulents per can. When your guests are leaving give them one as a “happy”. What’s that? I call small gifts that make people happy “happies”. Who wouldn’t want one of those?