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DIY gift in 30 minutes: Easy branch planter

I think the best gifts are ones you make yourself. Sure, gift cards are great. But the patchwork quilt that my mom made for Christmas or the flower pot that my daughter hand-painted for Mother’s Day are priceless!

Here’s an easy DIY project you can do in 30 minutes (maybe longer if you have to hunt for a branch).

Ravine off the sidewalk

Luckily, I live near a ravine with lots of fallen branches to choose from. I’m looking for a small one for a birthday gift for my cousin.


Perfect! Small in size, yet thick in diameter.

Give it a quick rinse and inspect it for rot.

branch with rotted middle section

This one has rotted in the middle, which works out fine for me. I just removed the soft bark to prepare it for succulents.

Note: If your branch doesn’t have a rotted area, drill holes in the branch for the plants.

Next, fill the hole or holes with composting soil and plant your succulents.

Succulents planted in a branch

Succulents (or airplants) work well because they require little soil.

That’s it! My gift is complete. It turned out so nice, I think I’ll make one for myself!


About Terri Dux

When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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