How-To: Create a Beautiful Succulent Planting With a Jewelry Box

Today, we’re excited to share a jewelry box succulent DIY from Kiana Underwood, owner of Tulipina, a boutique floral design studio in San Francisco, specializing in chic events. Kiana is also the editor and creative force behind the floral blog The Naked Bouquet, which focuses on design and DIYs. Kiana is sought after for her unique approach, blending natural and organic garden design with creative and eclectic styling. When not designing, Kiana enjoys reading, playing the piano, and being a busy mother of three.




Kiana writes,  “I found this wonderful glass jewelry box t Pottery Barn and thought that it would be a wonderful vessel for an indoor succulent garden.” Keep reading for Kiana’s full DIY and make sure to read all about all of her other beautiful floral arranging ideas on her blog, The Naked Bouquet.


What you’ll need:

  • Succulents (You may have noticed that there is an African violet in the center of the box. I wanted to add something with a bit of contrasting color in the center of the garden. Other great choices would be begonia or kalanchoe (also a type of succulent)
  • Succulent soil (or other porous soil – important)
  • Plastic wrap, glass box

How to Make the Succulent Jewelry Box

Line the bottom of the box with plastic wrap, and add the soil. This will help keep it from leaking when you mist (not pour) water on it. Add the succulents and flowering plant.




Cut succulents will do fine when replanted, but if taking them from existing pots, it is easy to pull them out of the soil and replant without cutting them



Continue adding until you are satisfied with the look of your garden




Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Angie Cao

This is a beautiful idea and who wouldn’t want to receive this as a gift? Everyone can appreciate succulents because they are so low maintenance. I think I will be trying this project myself.. Thank you for sharing!

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