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Red, White & Blue Succulent DIY

I am obsessed with succulents. Obsessed. I think I love the fact that they are these amazing plants that you can forget about for months and they will still look amazing. I recently got inspired by the beautiful succulents in my backyard and decided to use them for decor for the 4th of July.


  • Red, white & blue glitter
  • Mini Mason jars 
  • Cactus soil
  • Succulent clippings
  • Bamboo skewer 
  • Cardstalk 
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Washi tape 
  • Spray adhesive 

Alright let’s get this glitter fest started! Start by taking your mini Mason jar and taping a line around the jar horizontally. This will form the boundary so that you can do your first glitter stripe.

Once you are happy with the thickness, spray your adhesive on the Mason jar from the bottom of the jar to your tape line. Do not use elders glue as it has a tendency to run and the spray adhesive gives a wonderful base for the translucent property that makes the jars really sparkle.Then pour blue glitter on the adhesive part.

Quickly remove the washi tape and create another line to form the next glittered section(white). Continue for the red stripe.

While your glitter sets…

Besides their ability to take months of being unattended it is so very easy to transplant clippings of succulents. To do so simply cut a section of the succulent off of the main plant leaving at least a 1/2 inch stem. Some people think that you need to dry the clippings for a few hours before transplanting. As someone who has never done that and whose succulents continue to thrive, ain’t nobody got time for that.

Fill your Mason jar with cactus soil to the neck of the jar. Make sure to pack your soil firmly. Add a small amount of water to solidify the soil. Once your soil is set simply press your succulent into the soil.

To top it off

I decided that the glitter was not enough and made these cute little sayings to make little flags to place with the succulents. Simply use a table on word or pages to create a template for your flags. I chose these two sayings “happy 4th” & “snap, crackle, pop.”

Print out your sayings on some cardstalk, cut into rectangular pieces. Then take a small amount of hot glue and adhere to a bamboo skewer, trimming the pole to the size you would like.

I think these turned out pretty fabulous!
-E. Harris

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