Soften the sharp edges of a succulent with a teacup garden

Bring a little green into the home without taking up too much space with this easy and quick craft incorporating your love of all things related to tea. A delicate teacup and saucer act as an elegant planter for a small succulent. If you don't have a tea set at home, check out thrift stores and garage sales; there's usually one or two cups and saucers that got separated from their sets.
Teacups come in a variety of colors, and many feature floral designs, which makes a nice contrast to a pointy succulent. Create a cohesive decor element by making more than one planter from a set and placing each one in a different spot in the same room.
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Materials
- Teacup and saucer
- E6000 flexible adhesive
- Gardening gloves (optional)
- Mini spade or a spoon
- Potting soil
- Small succulent
- White cobble stone vase filler
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Instructions
1. Run a line of adhesive along the bottom edge of the teacup. Firmly press the teacup into place on the saucer. Repeat this step for as many planters as desired.
2. Put on the gloves. Spoon soil into the cup until the cup is three-quarters full. Create a small hole, and carefully place the succulent's roots into the soil. Add a little more soil around the succulent to hold it in place.
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3. Sprinkle the stones on top of the soil around the succulent. Place the planter(s) where desired.
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