Vintage Tea Tin Succulents

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    am obsessed with succulents. Their colors, shapes, textures and resilience are incredible. They are the ideal investment for those who have a history of killing plants as they require minimum maintenance. I learned from a florist that a succulent will stay alive up for up to 6 months out of a pot with no root system as long as it receives mists of water (infrequently) on its leaves. And how cute are vintage tea tins??

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    succulents-tea-tins-6I found these sweet vintage tea tins, and thought they’d make a great home for my newly purchased succulents. {UPDATE!!} You can purchase them here!  They do not have a drainage hole on the bottom, I plan to mist them with a little water from a spray bottle every few weeks as per my florist’s instructions. They also would be a perfect nest for an air plant (no soil required!). If you wanted to try this with herbs (that would require more watering), you could poke a hole in the bottom of the tea tins to let them drain.

    Happy planting!

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    Sarah

    I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

    November 27, 2014

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    40 Comments

    1. Reply

      Adrienne

      February 3, 2015

      You did these?!! I saw them on craft gawker, they’re so, so cute.

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        SJ

        February 3, 2015

        Thanks Adrienne! Glad you like them! I am obsessed with succulents…

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      Melanie (The Party Suite at Bellenza)

      May 19, 2015

      These would be great for a baby or bridal shower!

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      Frida

      January 30, 2016

      I’m mentioning this post on my blog, hope that’s ok? I just really love this idea, it’s so well executed!

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      jaclyn

      March 13, 2016

      How big are the tins that you used? Thanks!

    5. Reply

      Amanda D

      March 19, 2016

      Where could I find tea tins??

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      Kelsey Clark

      May 7, 2018

      What kind of soil do you use?

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