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17 DIYs For People Who Can't Keep Plants Alive

If you can't grow a garden, make one!

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1. Craft a pot of flower pens with faux blooms.

Perfect gift for teachers and compulsive note takers. Get easy instructions here.
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Perfect gift for teachers and compulsive note takers. Get easy instructions here.

2. No one will believe you made these succulents out of duct tape.

But you did, 'cause you're a badass. Learn to make them here.
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But you did, 'cause you're a badass. Learn to make them here.

3. This fuzzy faux wheat grass planter may just inspire you to eat a little healthier.

Hey, baby steps. Check out the how-to here.
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Hey, baby steps. Check out the how-to here.

4. Grow your own crystallized flowers, no soil or watering required.

Take fake flowers and suspend them in a Borax mixture for these sparkling results. Learn how here.
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Take fake flowers and suspend them in a Borax mixture for these sparkling results. Learn how here.

5. Or gild some faux succulents for a pristine planter.

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Get some inspiration here.

6. These paper tulips are folded to perfection.

Giving the real thing a run for their money. Learn some origami here.
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Giving the real thing a run for their money. Learn some origami here.

7. Assemble these faux terrariums, complete with adorable mushrooms.

A portable, no maintenance sanctuary. Learn to make your own here.
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A portable, no maintenance sanctuary. Learn to make your own here.

8. These felt calla lilies would make the perfect centerpiece.

Check out how to do it here.
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Check out how to do it here.

9. These crochet succulents will instantly perk up any window sill.

And so soft and cuddly! Get the free stitching patterns here.
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And so soft and cuddly! Get the free stitching patterns here.

10. These origami planters are the perfect showcase for some convincing faux stems.

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Or go big and use real leaves! I believe in you. Learn to fold 'em here.

11. Create some classic tissue paper flowers to rival your childhood art projects.

And by "rival" I mean "these are so much better." Learn to make 'em here.
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And by "rival" I mean "these are so much better." Learn to make 'em here.

12. Or needle felt some treacherous Venus fly traps.

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http://radmegan.com/2011/03/needle-felted-venus-fly-trap.html

And save money on feeding them. Make these pretend predatory plants here.

13. These shiny cacti are crafted from colorful foil.

Learn to make these eye-catching planters here.
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Learn to make these eye-catching planters here.

14. And this guy actually lights up!

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Trade prickles for neon lights. Get the tutorial here.

15. Pin your some faux succulents in a frame for a stress-free hanging garden.

Like you walls are bursting with life. Learn to do it here.
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Like you walls are bursting with life. Learn to do it here.

16. These hydrangeas are probably the most beautiful thing you could do with a bunch of corn husks.

All you need are the husks, some glue and wire, and lots o' patience. Check out how to do it here.
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All you need are the husks, some glue and wire, and lots o' patience. Check out how to do it here.

17. Take your garden with you with this faux flower clutch.

Now you can basically carry around springtime. Learn to make one here.
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Now you can basically carry around springtime. Learn to make one here.

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