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


1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.

2Place 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.

A person replanting small succulents from pots into teacups

3Plant succulents

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

4Care 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

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.