Turn This Kitchen Accessory into a Small Space Indoor Garden
As someone who grew up on farm land in New Jersey and now lives in a room that’s 11 ft by 11 ft, I am slowly getting used to small space living. It wasn’t until I started living on my own in an apartment with roommates that I realized it’s hard to find space for indoor floor plants, let alone room for plants on shelves, which means there’s pretty much a guarantee you don’t have any space for an outdoor garden. With small spaces you need to be inventive, therefore we bring you a small space indoor garden hack!
We bought this $20 two-tier fruit basket from Target and turned it into our dream indoor succulent garden — perfect for that empty counter space you’ve been meaning to decorate. If you aren’t familiar with succulents, they are pretty much the perfect low-maintenance plant for any apartment dweller out there :)
— two-tier fruit basket
— fabric, ribbon, string scraps
— tons of succulents
— moss and Spanish moss
Start at the base of the bowl and weave to the brim and then back down. Tie the ends together to hold the weaving in place.
About two hours later your fruit basket will look like this! We recommend weaving while watching something on Netflix ;)
Fill the edges of the bowl with Spanish moss, then start placing your bigger succulents in first, followed by the smaller succulents. Pour and pack in extra dirt to really hold everything in place.
Cover bare spots with moss to give your small space garden a magical feel.
For the top level we bought a succulent that will grow in vines and hang over the edge of the bowl. We added some extra flair with moss and, of course, a gold unicorn.
Dress up your desk with this small space indoor garden to help whisk you away into a magical jungle land.
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