Small potted plants make a beautiful addition to your upcoming celebration. We recently created two dozen of these and used them to line the center of a Spring dinner party table. And, they can be used beyond the celebration! See the note below and send your party participants home with one as a favor to remind them of the festivities.
Here's how to make these sweet mini planted arrangements:
1. Gather your supplies. Per arrangement, you'll need:
- about two tablespoons of coarse sea salt
- a few small rocks
- about two tablespoons of potting soil
- a small beautiful vessel (tea saucers, short votive candle holders and condiment cups all work well)
- a single, small plant (we like the look of succulents and mosses)
- an eggshell (gently crack the top, remove and empty out the contents of the egg, rinse well and dry)
2. Add the sea salt, in a small mound, to the center of your vessel. This will allow your eggshell to sit, without tipping.
3. Carefully add the rocks to the eggshell and top with your potting soil.
4. Dip your plant into a bit of water so that it gets planted with some moisture. Set the plant atop the potting soil, adding a few extra pinches of soil to cover the roots. Place the newly potted eggshell atop your salt mound.
Note: After the holiday has passed, the arrangements can be planted outdoors and continue to grow. Just lightly crack the eggshell and place the whole arrangement in the ground, with the plant at ground level. These make a great party favor-- use them as a centerpiece and then have small, tissue or kraft paper stuffing lined boxes at the ready for your guests to pack one up and plant at home.