Adorable DIY Mason Jar Succulent with FREE Printable Tags

Make these cute DIY mason jar succulents for Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation week! An easy craft that the whole family can do, and they come with free printable tags.

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It's easy for most of us to take water for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is - fresh, clean water for drinking, bathing, washing our clothes and dishes, or even just to splash in on a hot summer day.

But do you realize that one billion people have to walk more than 15 minutes to the nearest water supply? And that on average, a person today uses 6 times more water than a hundred years ago?

These are just some of the eye opening facts about water that you can learn from this month's Family Dinner Book Club featured book.

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth is a wonderful book for kids and adults alike, to learn about this most precious resource that is necessary for all living things to survive. This month, we are exploring ways to protect and conserve water, and we we have a really fun DIY project that your entire family can make too.

LOVE these DIY mason jar succulents for Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation week! Such a cute gift idea and a great way to teach kids about water conservation. Comes with free printable labels! Part of our Family Dinner Book Club series on kids making a difference. #masonjar #diy #succulents #giftideas

DIY Mason Jar Succulent with Free Printable Tags

This time of year, we often have our hands in the dirt. Whether it's planting our garden or making gifts for our teachers, our family loves to plant. Plants are an important part of the water cycle, however, some require more water than others. That's why this year, as part of our efforts to be mindful of our water usage, we are creating adorable mason jar succulents to give as gifts and to decorate our home. 

Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves, so they require much less watering and can survive in dry climates. They are easy to care for and make wonderful additions to both outdoor landscaping and indoor decor. 

Making a mason jar succulent is super easy and fun for your entire family. It makes a great gift for Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation Week. It's also the perfect centerpiece for your Family Dinner Book Club table. Here's what you need to make your own.

Mason Jar Succulent Supplies

DIY Mason Jar Succulent Directions

Start by cleaning the outside of your mason jar with rubbing alcohol. Then paint with your acrylic paint. You will likely need 3 coats of paint, and if you'd like, you can distress them for a more rustic look. Get more tips on how to paint mason jars here.

Once your jar is painted and dry, add a layer of small rocks or pebbles to the bottom. This will help with drainage. Then fill the jar about 3/4 full of soil, and add your succulent. Fill in with soil as needed.

I've also created adorable free printable tags that you can attach to your jar. These tags help us to be mindful that when we conserve water we are conserving life as well.

Click the button below to get the free printable tags. There are 6 on the page, so you can make several as gifts if you choose.


Simply print on card stock and cut out. Then secure the tag to the jar with ribbon.

That's it! Your DIY mason jar succulent is ready for giving or for using as a centerpiece for your Family Dinner Book Club table.

Complete Your Family Dinner Book Club Experience

To get the full Family Dinner Book Club experience, head over to Growing Book by Book for the full list of children's books about water, then to Sarah at Chef Sarah Elizabeth for a delicious themed menu.

Be sure to share your Family Dinner Book club photos with us on Facebook! We love to see them.

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