One thing I noticed when I was unpacking was the number of mismatched dinnerware pieces we had. Back in Perth, Kyal and I only bought what we needed and when we needed it. As a result, we acquired plates, bowls and cups in various sizes, styles and amounts. While I didn’t want to ditch them all, I knew I wouldn’t use them once I bought my co-ordinated 6-piece dinning set. So my solution? Upcycling.
The bowl that I’m using in particular, I absolutely love. Honestly, if Kmart hadn’t changed their dinnerware range, I would’ve bought the extra four to make it a 6-piece set. But when I broke bowl #2 and was left with one, it seemed fitting to turn it into a pot for some of the succulents I’ve recently collected.
- Old dinnerware (e.g. bowls, tea cups etc.)
- Succulent potting mix
- Remove succulent from nursery pot, and remove as much soil from the roots as possible.
- If you’re planting several plants in one bowl-turned-pot, you may want to break up some of the roots. If it’s an individual succulent, try to keep the roots intact as much as possible.
- Before you place your succulents in the bowl-turned-pot, fill it with succulent potting mix, but not all the way. You’ll need to leave room for the roots and extra soil.
- Place the succulent in the bowl-turned-pot and nestle the roots into the soil before topping up with more soil.
- Wait a few days before watering, as it gives the roots a chance to heal and decreases the chance of root rot.
With a few more spare cups to fill, I can’t wait to gather a few more succulents and upcycle again!