This Christmas, why not give a gift that will last longer than the holiday season? Succulent Christmas ornaments are the perfect way to show your loved ones that you care.
Succulent Christmas Gifts
Succulents make great gifts for any occasion, but they’re especially perfect for Christmas. Not only are they easy to find and affordable, but they also come in a variety of styles and colors.
From small, colorful succulents to larger, more exotic varieties, there’s something for everyone. Plus, succulents are easy to care for and require minimal maintenance, making them a great gift for even the most novice of gardeners.
So, if you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift this Christmas, consider giving a succulent ornament. Not only are they beautiful and easy to care for, but they’re also sure to bring a smile to the face of your loved one.
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Here’s what you need to make this easy Christmas gift for succulent lovers:
- Christmas ball in any color (in this case, mat golden)
- Small succulent
- Small wooden ring
- Piece of twine
- Gift tag
How to Make Succulent Christmas Gifts
Take the pliers and break a small hole in the Christmas ball as you can see on the photo. Make sure the hole is big enough so you can plant the succulent inside.
Hot glue the wooden ring to the bottom, directly opposite of the hole, to make it stay upright.
When you are happy with the hole start filling the ball with soil.
After that, plant the succulent in the ball.
Tie a piece of twine on the ball together with the gift tag so you can hang the ball. In this way this ornament can be even placed on a surface or hung on the tree.
Caring for your Succulent Christmas Gifts
Succulents are beautiful and low-maintenance plants, making them a perfect gift for the festive season. However, they do require some basic care to keep them healthy and happy. Here are some care instructions for your succulent Christmas gifts:
- Light: Succulents love light, and they need about six hours of sunlight a day, preferably in the morning. Place them near a window that gets plenty of sunlight. However, if the sunlight is too intense, it can cause the leaves to become sunburnt.
- Water: Succulents need less water than other plants. It’s best to water them thoroughly and then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. In winter, succulents go into a dormant period and need even less water.
- Soil: They need well-draining soil. If the soil holds too much water, it can cause the roots to rot. You can buy soil specially made for succulents or make your own by mixing potting soil with coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.
- Temperature: Succulents prefer cooler temperatures during the night and warmer temperatures during the day. Most succulents will do well in temperatures between 60°F and 80°F.
- Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), succulents can benefit from a dose of fertilizer. Use a fertilizer specifically designed for succulents, and follow the package instructions.
Every succulent is unique and may have specific needs, so it’s always a good idea to research the particular type of succulent you have. With these care instructions, your succulent Christmas gift will thrive and bring joy for many years to come.
Choosing the Right Succulent for a Christmas Gift
Succulent Christmas gifts are a great way to show someone you care. Not only are they beautiful and easy to care for, but they also make a unique and thoughtful gift.
Whether you’re looking for a succulent gift for a friend, family member, or even yourself, there are plenty of options to choose from.
When selecting a succulent gift for Christmas, it’s important to consider the recipient’s lifestyle and preferences.
If they’re a plant enthusiast, they may appreciate a rare or exotic variety. If they’re a busy person, a low-maintenance succulent like a jade plant or aloe vera might be the perfect choice.
If you’re looking for something a bit more festive, consider a Christmas cactus or poinsettia. No matter what type of succulent you choose, it’s sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
But because of the style of this particular DIY, you’ll want to keep it small. Here are some of the most popular miniature succulent plants that would make great Christmas gifts:
- Echeveria – Known for their stunning rosette shape and wide variety of colors.
- Haworthia – These plants are small, hardy and have a distinctive, almost translucent, appearance.
- Crassula – Often referred to as Jade plants, they are low maintenance and come in interesting shapes.
- Sedums – These are drought-tolerant and have fascinating leaf shapes and colors.
- Aloe Vera – Although not typically miniature, there are smaller varieties that are easy to care for and also medicinal.
- Lithops – Also known as ‘living stones’, these plants are small but certainly strike a conversation.
- Portulacaria Afra – Commonly called Elephant bush, these miniature succulents are adorable and easy to take care of.
- Senecio Rowleyanus – Known as string of pearls, these succulents have unique spherical leaves and trailing stems.
- Sempervivum – Also known as ‘Hens and Chicks’, these are small, evergreen succulents that form beautiful flower-like rosettes.
- Sansevieria – Although some can grow quite large, there are smaller varieties like the ‘Bird’s Nest Snake Plant’ which are petite and perfect for gifting.
Each of these miniature succulent varieties offers something unique and they all require minimal care, making them fantastic gifts for the holiday season.
So, if you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift this holiday season, consider giving a succulent Christmas gift. With so many varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your loved one.
More DIY Holiday Gift Ideas and Tutorials
Below are more adorable and fun ideas to make and gift this holiday season. Pick your favorites and bookmark them to make soon!
- Christmas ball in any color (in this case mat golden)
- Small succulent
- Small wooden ring
- Piece of twine
- Gift tag
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