DIY Succulent Mug Gift Idea

by Marcy on May 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Succulent Mug DIY Gift Idea

DIY Succulent Mug Gift Idea

With Mother’s Day and the end of the school year on the horizon, I wanted to share this super simple, fun, and inexpensive DIY Gift Idea with you! As I’m sure you have noticed by now, succulents are everywhere. These plants are affordable, easy to maintain (i.e. SUPER hard to kill for those of you who feel like you have a black thumb), and so pretty!

My first experience with succulents was 4 or 5 years ago when a good friend of mine moved away. She dug up some of her hens & chicks and shared them with me. I (shamefully) left them on my front porch all winter with zero care, and was shocked to see signs of life in them when spring rolled around. I dug a spot for them in a flower bed near our mailbox, and have watched them grow and multiply in the years since. Here is a current view of what started from 2 or 3 little plants:

Succulent Plant

I have successfully transplanted plants from my flower bed into pots on my front porch, and pots in my dining room, and I love them so much that I thought it would be fun to gift a few this Mother’s Day.

Target currently has a super cute line of monogram mugs {see Target Mugs HERE}, so yesterday I picked up mugs for my mom and mother-in-law. All that I did was add some potting soil, 2 plants each from my flower bed (one large and one smaller), and a bit of water and here is the end result:


I am so happy with how they turned out!

This sweet and simple gift cost me less than $10, and now I’m on a mission to find cute mugs or pots to fill for end of the year teacher gifts.

You can find some cute mugs on Amazon HERE (mom) and HERE (teacher) and HERE (friend) and HERE (sister), but it would be fun to search for finds at your local thrift shop or garage sales too!

Do you have any fun succulent gift or potting ideas? I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

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