May 20, 2015
Pineapples are so hot right now, so I’ve been trying to think of ways to incorporate them into my DIY’s! When I saw this succulent at the garden center I immediately thought it looked like the top of a pineapple… a couple thoughts later, this DIY idea was born! I’ve never seen a cuter magnet to hold up your favorite pictures from summer.
What you will need:
-Yellow oven bake clay (I like Sculpey brand best)
-Succulents (I used Haworthia)
-Clay cutter or knife
-Flat magnets (not pictured)
Take the clay and shape it into a oval shaped ball.
Make a hole in the oval by sticking your thumb or the end of a marker into the clay. Make the hole bigger by stretching it out with your fingers.
At this point, It should look like this! Make sure the back of your planter is flat so that you will be able to glue a magnet onto it later.
Smooth out any bumps then taking a clay cutter or a knife, carve diagonal lines into the clay.
Using the same technique, carve diagonal lines going the opposite way into the clay.
Bake in the oven according to the package directions. Once cooled, glue a magnet onto the back and let the glue fully dry. Take your succulent out of its pot and massage the dirt away from it’s roots. Place a little bit of dirt into the bottom of the planter then put your succulent inside and pack dirt around the top!
Isn’t it so cute and summery?! Make sure to hang it somewhere that doesn’t get slammed or moved a lot, a magnet board or a chalkboard is best. Feel free to make a couple hundred, I know I want to!