Eight months ago, on a family trip to Waco, TX, my aunt, cousin, and I stop by a flea market two blocks away from Magnolia Market. I must admit I was a little hesitant to go, especially since I had blown my budget at Magnolia Market and had four bags to drag back to my car. That of course was parked five blocks away. Thankfully it was November at the time and the weather was comfortable, so being a good trooper I grabbed my heavy bags and followed my family to the flea market.
The flea market was located in front of an antique shop with about ten to twelve tents set up in front of the store with different vendors. After a quick walk around the tents I thought I was safe. Nothing really stuck out to me, until my aunt, cousin, and I started to leave the flea market when my aunt noticed a lady selling sugar molds. Before that day I had never seen a sugar mold, so when my aunt pointed them out to me I wasn’t very interested in them. But when we walked over to look at the sugar molds I was instantly in love with them. And I knew I had to have one, even if they didn’t fit the style of my home.
Thankfully the sugar molds were cheap! Each mold was $3 a hole. Mine has 8 holes so: 8 x 3 = $24. So I figured I’d spend the $24 and take a chance. On the drive home I thought about my sugar mold and what I could do with it, when it dawned on me! Why not make it into a succulent planter! DUH! Fast forward eight months later (face palm) don’t ask me why it took me eight months, a trip to our local garden center, and my husband and I was finally ready to turn our sugar mold into a succulent planter.
- Sugar Cane Mold. ( I list a few sugar cane molds below. There are affiliate links included in the molds, but that doesn’t change the price of the molds. I just receive a small commission. That helps me run this blog and Instagram).
- Miracle Grow Cacti and Palm Mix. ( My husband mixes Miracle Grow, pear lite, and pea gravel to allow for proper drainage).
- Sealant. I used a spray paint sealant to spray the holes of the sugar mold two days before to allow it to dry. And hopefully prevent rot in the mold. I can’t promise you it will work, but I thought it was worth a try.
- Succulents. We went to a local garden center to pick up our succulents. But you can find them at Walmart. Lowe’s, and Home Depot.
Once you have sealed your mold, fill the bottom of each mold with a little bit of dirt. Arrange the succulents in the order you like best and plant your succulents. That’s it!
All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your succulent planter! I’m going to place mine on my dining room table, but it would also look great on a coffee table, desk, or night stand. Just be careful to not over water your succulents.
Remember in growing season your succulents need to be watered every couple weeks. But be sure to check the soil before watering to make sure the top inch to two inches of soil is dry. In winter months you only need to water them about once a month.
Have a wonderful week my friends and Happy Planting!