How to make quick succulent plant pots

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After shopping for your favorite succulent, go to your kitchen cabinet and grab a mug! Mugs make great pots, especially fancy metal mugs or mugs with catchy phrases that add to your overall decor. They are quick little pots that you will always be on hand.

Avoid buying expensive pots that may not go with your decor. Mugs for the most part fill our kitchen cabinets especially after the holidays because they make easy gifts. They are super easy to place into a pot. One way is just by placing the succulent, which is already in the plastic pot it comes with and place it in a mug that fits the plant. If it does not fit go ahead and try the second option which is by taking the plant out of the plastic pot and place the entire plant in the mug. This way the soil can be pressed down comfortably and fit any mug.

What type of mug do you use?

There are various mugs out there but stick to using ceramic mugs or metallic. These two types of mugs are best because they are relatively inexpensive and are sturdy. Other mugs like porcelain while nice are not sturdy enough and can break easily. Acrylic mugs have a lackluster appearance and generally don’t go well with most decors.

Ideas for succulent mug placement

Home Office – One of the most common complaints about a traditional office setting is the lack of color and natural elements. The good news is that with your home-based workplace you have full control on the design. Place them strategically to introduce color and break up some of the ordinary office supplies and equipment.

Office – Same goes for your office. Whether that be a small desk, cubicle, or your own office placing them brings warmth and a nice unique touch to your little space in the office.

Kitchen – a nice unique mug with a complementing succulent can add a unique twist to your kitchen decor. It already looks at home anywhere on your counter or island but adding a couple make them pop and adds greenery not usually seen in the kitchen.

Entertainment Center – You can transform your TV-watching experience by adding a natural component. Place a mug or two on your entertainment center or on a table near your TV so you take in a bit of nature as you watch your favorite movies and shows.

Fireplace – Placing a small succulent in a decorative mug works wonders to add symmetry to your living room and mantle. It also adds nice pops of color to your already coordinating room.

Quick ideas for other mugs to use.

Have you ever received a mug for Father’s day or Mother’s day or even a mug for a special occasion? These can be great to use and they don’t sit idle in your kitchen cabinet never to be used. How about novelty mugs like a mad hatter mug or star wars mug? These add even more of your own personality to the decor and make great succulent pots.

Where to find free, inexpensive, or various types of mugs.

Online Stores – Amazon has a wide variety of mugs. Here are some mugs we recommend below.

Second hand stores – Goodwill and the like have great items for bargain prices. Mugs are always plentiful in these stores and can bring even more charm to your decor if they seem a bit worn and have some tarnish to them.

Second hand stores – Goodwill and the like have great items for bargain prices. Mugs are always plentiful in these stores and can bring even more charm to your decor if they seem a bit worn and have some tarnish to them.

Craiglist – This website always has bargain buys and even freebies. All you have to do is look around and find a listing that conveniently is near by and has some pictures of the mugs to preview them before hand.

Garage sales – Enjoy a morning rummaging through kitchen ware and find some golden nuggets of mugs. Im sure most people don’t see the value in unique mugs and are willing to throw them in for free if you purchase something else and make them an offer.

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