That day I got 80+ Succulents in the mail…

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Earlier this week a mystery box arrived at my door, and inside was 80+ succulents…OMG! I was geeking out as I kept pulling more and more out of the box, it was insane, I was equal parts overwhelmed with happiness and fear to keep all these guys alive (now I know how the Octomom feels). I racked my brain to think who could have done this, then I remembered I shot my friend Nancy’s engagement photos a couple weeks ago, and she’s just insane enough to do something like this, haha (looooove you Nance, thanks!). Now the question is WHAT do I do with all these??? There has got to be some great DIY ideas…Giant terrarium? 80 pineapple planters? Give up I SPY DIY to take care of them all full time? Let me know what your ideas in the comments! 


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  1. Mimi says:

    At least they are super adorable! You should make a wall of different terrarium with them!

    Mimi
    coffeeandsunday.com

  2. Michelle says:

    I love succulents! You can do so much with them and they are so easy to take care of. How about a giant succulent wall? Would be some marvelous decoration!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  3. Clare says:

    This is amazing! I’m super jealous, you could make a giant succulent wall? There are loads on Pinterest. Xx

  4. Jessica says:

    I love these so much! x

    http://jessicawoods.fr

  5. Rachel Brooker says:

    Why not make a table? Coffee table. Side table. Outdoor table. Find a gorgeous big pot. First place packing beans in the bottom of the pot, as this will make it lighter to move around when positioning it, then your soil and succulents…ensuring that the height of the plants sits below the lip of the pot (to allow for growth) Then place rubber bumpers /glass protector pads around the lip of the pot, and place a lovely piece of glass (slighter wider in diameter than the pot) on top. If you are a spinner type in “succulent table” to see other versions of this. What ever you decide will be gorgeous! I love the selection you have been given.

  6. Rachel Brooker says:

    Why not make a table? Coffee table. Side table. Outdoor table. Find a gorgeous big pot. First place packing beans in the bottom of the pot, as this will make it lighter to move around when positioning it, then your soil and succulents…ensuring that the height of the plants sits below the lip of the pot (to allow for growth) Then place rubber bumpers /glass protector pads around the lip of the pot, and place a lovely piece of glass (slighter wider in diameter than the pot) on top. If you are a Pinner type in “succulent table” to see other versions of this. What ever you decide will be gorgeous! I love the selection you have been given.

  7. francesca says:

    love succulents!

    xx
    http://www.cherry-mag.com

  8. Yana Bezdushna says:

    So cute! I want this plant))))

    Welcome to my blog – http://bezdushna.blogspot.ru

  9. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains) says:

    I’ve seen them displayed in an old wooden chair seat before, it looked really cool. But I agree a succulent wall would be amazing. I made buttonholes for our wedding with them last year. Sarah

  10. Sherry says:

    Wow 80 plants!!! I have a great idea. Give some to your mother and sister.

  11. Emily says:

    Give them away as gifts! Otherwise fill whatever cute containers you can find with them. I got a lovely candle in a ceramic hedgehog candle holder for Christmas, and I’m waiting to burn the candle out to fill it with a succlent later on. http://www.enchantinglyemily.com

  12. Paige says:

    This would probably be the best mail day of my entire life.

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  13. Christie @ PracticallyPaleo says:

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted a succulent wall! And you have the perfect amount to make one. They look pretty easy to make too 🙂

    http://practicallypaleo.co/

  14. Luz@moonandroses says:

    i love it!!!! please mail man come with something like this

  15. Haley says:

    OMG! I would LOVE to get that many succulents in the mail! What a wonderful surprise!I think I would throw a plant party and invite some friends over to make little terrariums. Even though I would selfishly want to keep them all myself! I hope you share what you end up doing with them on the blog!

  16. Cori Schwabe says:

    So fun! What a great gift. I LOVE the table idea. Though, watering will take a bit of engineering effort. The practical side of me would be to save at least 10 for props! Ha! But, what a fun gift to receive/give.
    http://www.coriscornerblog.com

  17. Meagan says:

    This is absolutely amazing! Maybe you could make a 3 part planter to go on a wall (kind of like the mason jar diy planters you see on pinterest) with 3 different sizes, and arrange them in there. Or, you could also arrange them around the house in different pots.

    Meagan
    http://www.powerfulpositivity.org

  18. My Pastel World says:

    Haha they are so cute! I think you should make a special spot in the room for them and decorate it.After all,you’ve got 80 more friends now 🙂 !
    All the love from N
    mypastel-world.blogspot.com

  19. Meghan says:

    I had one succulent that I could barely keep alive. LOL If I had 80 I’d freak out. They are so cute though. I think I would try again!

    BeyondBasicBlog.com

  20. Rebecca Lampshade says:

    I just received some as a house warming gift, but now I have no idea how to keep up with these babies! You could do a post show casing them in a terrarium along with a brief description on how to keep them alive.

  21. Bri says:

    I’ve always wanted to use succulents to make molds for tea candles. That could be pretty cool, right? Maybe? Haha

  22. Margaret Kelly says:

    Stagger a very large pot with succeeding smaller pots with the succulents. You will need some potting soil that holds moisture, and since succulents don’t need much water, you would not have to bring out the watering can too often. I would love to have that many plants in order to make a succulent pyramid. P.S. Doesn’t have to be pots. Can be anything protected from soil and water. Line wood with aluminum foil. Make a huge pyramid. Be sure to use vermiculite or those packing styrofoam things under your potting soil to make it easier to move.

  23. Paula | Oficina do à toa says:

    WOWWW!!! I’m so jealous! I absolutely love succulents and I’m never satisfied with what I have, I always want more 🙂
    Look at this diy that I did to add some color to my baby succulents: http://oficinadoatoa.com/2015/09/23/diy-cachepot-origami/

  24. Keri Byrum says:

    How about a topiary? You can make it out of anything! Here are my DIY instructions: http://misssmartyplants.com/diy-succulent-topiary/ You can do it!

  25. Lauren says:

    If they will withstand the weather, you could take an old dresser and put it on the patio with the drawers pulled out slightly and fill the drawers, would be really cool if you have some that hang.

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