We don’t spend a lot of time promoting our blog or growing it right now. With the exception of a few sponsored posts, it’s a hobby and a place we share our home projects and offer encouragement about marriage. We love getting comments and connecting with other bloggers, but for now it’s neither of our number 1 priorities. Let’s be honest, lately we’ve been spending less time blogging and more time chasing kids around!
Anyway, it’s always interesting to look at Google Analytics and see what people are reading. Our most popular post by far is one that Laura wrote while she was on bed rest about tiny succulent cork planters. The post has been pinned and repinned thousands of times, and even more than a year after it was written, it’s still our most-viewed post!
I decided it was high time to recreate this little project and see if it worked and if it was really as easy as it looked. The answer is yes to both!
I have a bunch of succulents lined up along the window in the back of our house. One of them sprouted a baby succulent, which was the perfect size for a cork planter. I always try to save real wine corks (so many are plastic now!), so I pulled out a cork and a magnet and was ready to get started!
First, I hot glued a magnet to the back of the cork. Then, I drilled a hole in the cork. I only drilled about half way down. Then, I took a pinch of dirt from one of my pots and put it in the cork. I put the root of the baby succulent into the hole and added enough dirt to hold it in. You barely need any dirt! I dripped a few drops of water on it and put it on the fridge. It was so quick and easy, I decided I needed to make two more. I didn’t want my succulent to be lonely! I snipped a few pieces off one of my jade plants and repeated the process. Gluing the magnet, drilling the hole, adding dirt and the succulent and a few drops of water. I even changed things up a bit and cut one of the corks in half!