Are you new to gardening or love gardening? I’m a newbie at gardening but I’d love to learn more. When Miracle-Gro contact me to create a Gro-Project to inspire others to get out and grow something, I was excited to be able to get my hands dirty.
I went to Home Depot and was looking for an outside plant to experience with. Home Depot’s Cactus collection was amazing so I decided on purchasing some succulents for my Gro-Project. They had many little succulents and I had a hard time choosing which ones I love the most.
Remember my Eggshell Flower Centerpiece? This time I’m using real Miracle Gro-Soil and succulents to re-create my beautiful centerpiece.
This succulent eggshell centerpiece is perfect for a picnic, outdoor dinner, or any special occasion. When done, you can even place the eggshell succulents straight into the ground or bigger pot to decorate your porch!
Succulents require low water but do require a lot of direct sunlight, so this is definitely an outside garden project.
You will need the following to create this gorgeous piece:
- Miracle-Gro Potting Mix or Miracle-Gro Cactus Potting Mix (About 1 cup)
- 12 Eggshells
- Ceramic Egg Crate or regular Egg Carton
- Mini Succulent Plants about 5-6 depending on how many succulents per plant (I found these mini succulents at Home Depot for $1.99 Each)
Step 1: Prepare your eggshells. You can remove the egg yolk by cracking them by the tip and removing bits and pieces of eggshell to make a hole big enough for the egg to come out. Wash out your eggshells with water.
Step 2: Add about half of teaspoon of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix to each eggshell
Step 3: Remove succulent from the plastic pot. If your plant comes with three separate succulents, use your hands to separate them and carefully remove excess soil. Use the smallest succulents to be able to add them to each egg. I added about two flowers to each egg depending on the size.
STEP 4: Add succulent to the eggshell and add more Miracle-Gro Potting Soil to completely cover all sides.
Hope this little project inspires you to go out and grow something! If you have any questions, leave a comment below.
So tell us, do you love gardening projects? What garden projects have you done with Miracle-Gro?
Disclosure: This project post is sponsored by Miracle-Gro. I was compensation for this post but all opinions are my own.