Nick and I love plants and wanted to put some "green" in his new place although it's still "cold" here (more like just starting to get cold) in Texas. We have always been a fan of the cute cactus sold at most grocery stores but we also needed a way to keep some very curious cats away from them. Kittehn LOVES to chew on plants and has already got a hold of Nicks bamboo plant and his dragon tree, but unlike cactus's, they didn't have prickly thorns sticking out of them!
We wanted to add some more decorative plants but still keep it pretty cheap and these little cacti were perfect! We had originally thought that we would plant them in the standard old clay pot till an idea sparked in my head to be a little more creative and curious cat cautious. The day before we purchased our little cacti we stopped in dollar tree to pick up a few items for organization and found these nice clear vases that of course, were only a dollar. So I put two and two together and out came our cute little plants that even Nick thought was cool.
Here's what we used:
Cactus plants: Lowes, $3.00 - 4.00
Clear Vases: Dollar Tree, $1.00
Potting Soil: Lowes, $5.00
Small decorative stones: Dollar Tree, $1.00
The project was pretty easy. We just started each vase with about 1/2 inch of potting soil and placed each cacti in the middle and poured more soil around each one to keep them centered. Then we added our decorative stones to finish off the look! These plants are relatively small so the vase should keep them well for a while. I think next time I will start the vases off with about 1/2 of stones to help with the drainage but these plants don't need a lot of water to begin with.
I can't wait to make more and put some around the house and try out a few different vases!