3.20.2013

A Hostess Gift For Easter


If you, like me, are lucky enough to be invited to someone else's house for Easter, you might be looking for something to bring.  (You know, a little, "thanks-for-cooking-so-I-don't-have-to," gift.)

This year I decided to make my own using my favorite plants: succulents.  (Read more about that passion here and here and here.)


The concept is simple.

Take a ceramic egg crate (you can buy your own here)...


...and fill it with cactus soil.


Then remove the succulent from its pot and insert it in the egg crate.  (You might need to brush some soil from the circumference of the roots to make it fit.)


Repeat with the rest of the succulents until you're happy with your arrangement.


Eventually you might want to re-pot them in a bigger container...


...until that time you can mist them with water from a spray bottle (in lieu of watering).


Happy early Easter to all!





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  1. Oh I love this!! How cute and very springy! If you're like me I would probably be making myself one too! tehe :) Happy 1st day of spring! xo Holly

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  2. Ummmm did you get my invitation to come for Easter brunch at my house??!! What hostess wouldn't love this? It's beautiful and living...the gift that keeps on giving. Brunch is at 11:00.

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  3. Wow. Your pictures are blowing me away. They look like they came right out of a magazine. I am IMPRESSED! This is the most adorable, thoughtful hostess gift, which I will be pinning. Seriously, your photography skills are through the roof lately!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is so pretty and such a wonderful idea. Love it, Elena.

    Mary Beth

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  5. You are right, that is the PERFECT hostess gift. I love it! Pinning!!!

    Jessica

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  6. I LOVE this!!! How clever! And I love succulents ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  7. Beautiful!! Such a pretty gift for a host.

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  8. What a great idea for a hostess gift! I need a hostess gift for Easter, so this will be perfect!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  9. What a cute idea! I love succulents and would probably make one of these for myself as well!

    Stopping by from Weekend Wonders. Have a fabulous weekend! :)

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  10. Adorable! I'm just learning about succulents (and trying not to drown them in my over-eager plant-parenting ways). This is an adorable gift! I would be thrilled to receive this!

    Tara
    www.suburble.com

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this! My mom is tough to buy for since she has everything and doesn't need anything. She loves plants & flowers and would LOVE this. Thank you for a great gift idea!

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  12. Need that egg crate and get ready for the world's worst joke. Those succulents don't suck!

    Seriously - this is the cutest gift ever -pinning it!
    Kelly

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  13. I'm going to my mom's house for Easter. She would LOVE this!

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  14. Completely adorable and the CUTEST hostess gift ... I need to invite you for dinner! :)

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  15. What a cute idea! I'm going to my in-laws for Easter and never know what to take so this is perfect, they're keen gardeners and would love this.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Mine is for my mom too. I love it when I figure out something that she'll like!

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  16. I just adore this idea!! I love succulent plants and the whole egg crate idea is great! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog, so stop by and check it out!

    http://cloverandmustard.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-few-of-my-favorites-giveaway.html

    Have a great week!

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  17. Elena you are so creative and this is such a sweet gift. I love it!

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  18. Darling idea!!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  19. Love the succulents in the egg crate... I have seen those in different colors. How do you allow for the plants to drain?

    toddlindsey.com

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    1. Hi Lindsey,
      In my experience, you can merely mist the succulents with water from a spray bottle and then drainage is not an issue.
      Hope this helps!

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  20. This is so cute! I don't think I could give it away if I made it.. I've never worked with succulents before but I'd really like to try now.. They seem easy enough to care for.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders!

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