Grapevine spheres are pretty and look great in home decor. They add the perfect rustic elegance. I ordered one from Consumer Crafts, with no real plan in mind, but when I got it in, I realized, it would be fun to use as a Succulent Planter. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, then you know I do not have a green thumb. I try and try and I just cannot keep plants alive! I’m always looking for ways to add greenery to my home that doesn’t require me to do anything, so a grapevine sphere paired with moss and an artificial succulent combine for a big win!
Isn’t it pretty? It’s simple to make and only takes minutes. You can always add more, depending on your taste – string lights, green moss instead of spanish, beads or small flowers. But I’m digging the simplicity of this version. And don’t worry about having to buy special tools, this really is easy, just gather the following supplies and get to work!
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Widen a hole in the grapevine sphere – it should be a couple of finger widths wide.
I placed my sphere on top of a grocery bag as this next step gets a bit messy. You can also use newspaper, but I didn’t have any. And yes, I realize the irony of me working for a newspaper yet not having any at home for this project!
Stuff the sphere with the Spanish moss. I think green moss would be pretty as well. Now would also be the time to add in any mini string lights for some added bling.
Ready for the last step? I told you this was going to be easy! Roll the ball until you find a place where it will stand up without rolling. Mine ended up being where the hole that I widened was. If you can’t get the ball to stand, then go ahead and widen your hole a bit more to create a bit more of a flat surface.
With the ball standing in place, add the succulent picks to the top. I added two, but you can always add more. And that’s all there is to it! I’ve received a lot of compliments on this Succuelent Planter. I think it would look great with several lined up in the center of a table, or used throughout your home. I hope you enjoy, and if you make one, please share it with me on the Inspiration Made Simple Facebook page! I love seeing your creations!
If you liked this grapevine sphere project, you may also like my Grapevine Sphere Fairy Garden!
This post originally appeared on Darice’s Blog in May 2017, where I was a paid contributor.