What you need:
- three 2.5 - 3 inch Diam. succulent cuttings
- 3 vertical pencil sized cuttings (4.5 - 6 inches long)
- 1.5 cups cactus plant mix (or half soil and half sand mixed)
- 1/2 cup broken charcoal pieces (no "instant light" ones please)
- a pint Mason Jar, exterior painted with chalk paint and sealed with a spray sealant
- pruning shears
- a chop stick
Rated: Easy Arrangement
Chalk painted Mason Jars are in. You can buy them or paint them yourself. It's not hard. Here's a great tutorial for painting them yourself: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/paint-distress-mason-jars/
I planted mine after watching a tutorial on how to paint the jars and plant them by my friend Allison. Here's a shout out to Allison. If you are painting the jar yourself, select a Mason Jar with writing, measurements, and a decorative design, so when you sand over those areas you will see them. You can display it on a decorative saucer.
If you use succulent cuttings, let them sit 24 hours (out of direct sunlight) before planting. The broken charcoal promotes drainage, so you don't have too much water in the bottom of the container. (You don't want to roots to rot.) After watering, you can hold the plants and soil in place and tip the Mason Jar upside down to let excess water run out.
OK, if you have your supplies and your chalk painted Mason Jar, then you are ready to begin.