How to Make a Succulent Garden Using Milkglass
I love milkglass.
I mean, really love milkglass.
Really, really love milkglass.
I’m like a moth to the flame when I see it. When I go junkin’, my spidey senses tingle all over when my eye catches that creamy white.
I thought I had seen it all until I stumbled across these adorable, itty-bitty jars. That’s when I knew I could make a Milkglass succulent garden to display these beauties!
Aren’t they the cutest?!
So what are they?
They are vintage medicine, lotion, or makeup jars from elegant ladies from long ago. And they are as cute as can be! Their shapes are so unique and different and swoony!
It’s like they call out to me, saying, “Jen, bring me home!”
So with my growing collection, I wanted to create something that would showcase their beauty. Here’s how to recreate one of your own. Affiliate links are provided for your convenience at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure here.
Milkglass Succulent Garden Materials
Small milkglass jars – found on etsy
Mini succulent plants
While out and about, I stumbled across cute, mini faux succulents and knew exactly where they needed to go!
Now, here’s where I get all fancy, schmancy and tell you what I stuffed into my tiny jars to hold the succulents in place.
Y’all, I used packing peanuts!!
I tried a few other types of stuffing. But they were either too big, or colored, which shows through the milk glass.
I simply stuffed the tiny jars with peanuts and trimmed the succulents to fit and that’s it!
This silver tray jumped in my cart years ago at the local Goodwill when we lived in Nevada. I learned through some research that the tray is over 100 years old. I got it for just a couple of bucks! SCORE!
Just look at the finished tray of loveliness! Undoubtably, a swoon-worthy milkglass succulent garden!
I love how they look, don’t you?
It’s such a simple way to showcase pieces that you collect and love and for cheap, too!
Do you collect something equally meaningful that sits in a glass case just waiting to be displayed in a unique way?
My milkglass succulent garden brings a smile to my face knowing that I have my collection finally displayed.
I would love to hear what you collect and how you display your collections. Leave me a comment below with a link so I can see what makes you swoon!
You had me at Milkglass – it's a favorite here. I have a few pieces from my grandma's collection and they are my favorites! I love what you did here it's so simple yet elegant at the same time. Perfection!
Carole @ Garden Up Green
Those are adorable, Jen! Are they cold cream jars?
I love the way you styled them.