How to make a teacup garden

Dig through the china cabinet and give unused teacups a new life as mini planters.

Tools and materials

Decorative pebbles

Garden gloves

Old teacups and saucers

Premium potting mix

Selection of succulents

Trowel

tools and materials required to make a teacup garden

1. Place stones and potting mix in cup

Wearing gloves, line the bottom of the teacups with a layer of stones to help with drainage, then fill with potting mix.

placing potting mix into teacup

2. Plant succulents

Plant succulents in the potting mix. Top with small decorative pebbles. 

putting succulent into teacup

3. Care for plants

Display on saucers in a sunny spot and water occasionally. Check the plant label for full care tips.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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