So I have been slowly but surely getting ready for back to school with a few little projects here and there. One project has been cleaning and organizing my big girl’s room and getting her desk all set up for school.
I wanted to add a little life to her room with plants but nothing that would be high maintenance. I thought a succulent would be fun and started digging through our pots and planters and jar collections.
This quilted mason jar stood out to me as it just looks like a pineapple and I thought it would add a whimsical little detail to her desk. My girls both love pineapples.
This is an incredibly simple project that is bright and cheerful and very fun.
To get started you need the following:
- Mason jar (preferably quilted)
- green string or twine
- hot glue
- potting soil
- yellow paint (I used Rust-oleum Summer Squash)
I spray painted my jar with yellow paint. I used (2) very light coats of paint.
Next I added a handful of rocks to the bottom of the jar. This provides drainage for the succulent.
After you add the rocks, sprinkle a little potting soil into the jar. Add your succulent.
The last step is to glue the ribbon around the top. I originally glued the ribbon before planting and when dirt spilled as I was transferring the succulent, the ribbon got pretty dirty and messy. So the second time around I cleaned any excess dirt off the jar first. I cut a string of green ribbon and just wound it around the lip of the jar. I dotted small amounts of hot glue in random spots to keep the ribbon secure.
And that is it! A cute little pineapple mason jar for a desk or small table or to brighten up the kitchen. I think this would be a fun little gift idea too.
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