Diy Succulent Gift

Diy Succulent Gift

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 Easy peasy gift, I’m serious.

And YES, that does say 5 dollars :)


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So to make this easy little gift, all you need are some paints, a small clay pot, and a succulent + dirt.

I got my succulent at Home Depot for $4.28 :) How exciting is that?! The pot was only $0.78 too

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First thing is first, paint the pot. You can do all sorts of colors…anything you like, er uh, what your mother likes.

I painted mine black (but I guess you can see that can’t you? heehee)

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I also wanted to give mine a little bit of a modern look with that adorable black & gold color. To do this, just tape off a section of area with masking tape,

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and paint it another coordinating color. In my case, gold!

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Add just a teeny bit more detail to the pot by adding something to the top. I dipped Q-tips into my gold paint and went CRAZY :) (which isn’t that hard for me to do)

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Replant that cute little fella into his (or her) new pot and BAM!

An adorable lil’ gift for any momma.

And the best thing is these lil’ plants don’t need a lot of care. I recommend doing a bit of research to know how much water they need and such, but other than that, this is a great shelf or coffee table plant.

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(and don’t forget to tell your mom how much you love her today. Actually, do it right now…I’ll wait)

I love you mom!


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DIY Santa chocolate bar disguise wrap….shhhhh

“Chocolate…what chocolate?”


This is one of my favorite crafts, because not only is it cute, but it also disguises those chocolate bars my brothers are always trying to find.


All you need is some paper, and your chocolate can be safe from those Hershey snatchers too! :)

Let me show you…


What you need:

  • Red paper
  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Gold or Yellow paper
  • This Pattern – Santa Bar Template
  • 2 black buttons
  • Glue
  • Tape

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Start by printing out the pattern and cutting them out of the correct colors. Get creative…use the pattern as a guide and let your scissors make the squiggles in the beard.

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Just like you would wrap a present, cover the Hershey bar in red paper and tape. Card stock is going to be harder to wrap, so use a lighter stock of red paper if available.

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Position the white “coat fluff” if you will, in the middle of the wrapped bar and glue in place.

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Give me a second….

Okay I’m back. As I’m writing this and uploading the picture of the Hershey bar being wrapped, a Hershey snatcher realizes what is under the Santa disguise (from the picture) and takes off. I just ran about the house trying to save Santa!


It is all good now…he’s saved :)


Anyways, Take the black “belt” and wrap it around Santa’s waist and glue in place, just overlapping the white “coat fluff”.

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Add his beard to the other end

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Keep his pants on with the shiny yellow belt buckle

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And lastly, his 2 buttons.

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Look at that cutie! All disguised.

This would be a great gift exchange gift or a simple stocking stuffer!

Tell me all about your “Hershey snatchers” and how you disguises came out. I would love to hear about themvia a comment below, via Twitter: @DIYCaroline or via Facebook: Sweet16inStitches

Enjoy, and see you Wednesday the 4th for a GIVEAWAY!!!



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