As spring unfolds and summer begins to creep in, there’s one thing that stays constant our calendars fill up quickly as invitations flow in. Bridal showers, weekend getaways, backyard dinners, birthdays and gatherings tend to take up much of our time during the warmer months and you may desire to hosting a celebration of your own! Though a good amount of work, planning your own event allows you create invitations, coordinate decorations and even make party favors that are sure to wow your guests. For me, finding the time to tap into my creative side always leave me feeling at ease. Have you ever noticed that blissful, concentrated feeling when you’re deep into a creative project? It’s as if nothing else is on your mind at that very moment except what for is right in front of you. With screens taking up most hours of our days, recognizing the importance of digital detox and actually doing it (even if it’s just for an hour or two!) can work wonders. Today, I’m sharing a perfect weekend project that will force you to take the time to create- no computers or technology necessary!
These past few months I was planning a spring celebration with fellow San Francisco bloggers and I’m so thrilled the way it turned out (imagery and details coming soon)! Besides spending time with fellow blogger babes while catching up and networking over bottomless , one of the best aspects of going to a blogger gathering is seeing the amazing party favors that are organized by the host. To make our event extra special, I really wanted to include a handmade item. Not only does it show your level of gratitude for your guests attending, they also get to take some something which represents the memories made. For our #SFspringcelebration, I included these simply adorable potted succulents made by hand in painted clay pots which make for a beautiful gift for your friends, family, co-workers and party attendee’s alike!
To Create 10 Potted Succulents You’ll Need…
This project is fairly simple, which is why it is so fun, easy and mistake free! The first thing you’ll want to do prior to planting your succulents in to paint your clay pots! I choose a crisp white to match my personal aesthetic and home decor, but the choice of paint color and design is endless! Whatever color you choose, I recommend painting the pots the day before planting that way you ensure they are nice and dry!
Next is the part when you get a chance to get your hands dirty! Before trying to get the succulent out of the plastic pot it came in, try squeezing around the base of the plant. This will loosen up the soil, making it easy for the plant to easily slide out of the plastic container. From here, of course, all you need to do is pick which succulents you want to plant first!
After you’ve placed the plant in the pot, you’ll want to gently squish down the dirt on the top to make a little more room for the reindeer moss! This moss is a nice to disguise from the dirt beneath and makes for a nice, colorful touch! I recommend either going for a pop of color with the moss or pop of color the pot, but for a minimalist approach, pair either or with a neutral color.
Once you’ve added a layer of moss to the base of the succulent, you’re done! Want to take it one step further? A personal touch would be to add name cards to each pot if you are planning on giving them away as favors! By creating simple projects such as these in your spare moments of free time, it gives you an opportunity to spend some part of your day away from the computer to let your mind rest. We’ve all heard the value of taking time for yourself and pursuing something you love to do, but how many of us actually partake in activities after a long day or full filled weekend? With spring in full gear, now’s your chance to start (or complete!) a project that’s been on your mind. And you know what the best part of creativity is? There’s no way to fail!
What are your tips to sharing party favors with your guests? Do you actively add plants to your home? Do you have any upcoming spring gatherings you’re excited to attend?
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