The skull below is from a deer that we used for the venison. I apologize if it is offensive to anyone who does not eat meat or cannot imagine killing an animal. Hopefully, you will find other things on my site that you enjoy.
The succulent craze has caught me, and I find myself looking at everything and thinking I can use it for succulents!
They are so easy to work with, can go a long time without water, and some will grow inside over the winter while others are hardy. The hens and chicks (for the eyes) are very hardy and easy to grow in almost anything. Just gently pull them apart and stick them in the dirt wherever you want them. You might find it hard to get an animal skull to make the project above, but hunters tend to save things like this and may be willing to part with one. What do you have around your home collecting dust or even using that would be an interesting succulent project?
Here are a few more ideas:
I love old things, even though they may not be worth much, it’s the thoughts of who may have used it a long time ago, the progress we’ve made on some items, and even where the items we use today do not last as long as they should. Did you ever notice how things lasted longer years ago than they do now? Every time I think of the landfill that is not far from my home and how it is now the highest point in our county it reminds me of the need to use less stuff and make less waste.
These boots have seen their last days soon. 20 years is a long time to weather outside!
The aga ware above is a great planter, but you do need to put large stones at the bottom, so there is a place for the water to drain instead of rotting the roots of the succulents.
I bought this lantern last year and ended up taking the glass sides out and setting a potted plant inside. This summer as I was looking over my decor items, it caught my eye for succulents once again. I had to buy some for this project along with pulling just about every baby succulent I could find of the plants I have in the ground in my gardens. You can find the instructions on how to make it here.