Sometimes I stroll through the thrift store and pick out items that catch my eye, even if I don’t exactly know what I’m going to do with it when I buy it. This copper mold was one of those purchases, but once I put my patio umbrella through it to test if it would fit, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
Of course, the hole on this pan was large enough to fit my umbrella pole. I’ve found the holes of most bundt pans are too small to fit an umbrella, but these molds with large holes work great.
I drilled holes in the bottom of the pan for drainage. Succulents love well-drained soil, so since I planned to keep this outside, I knew I needed holes.
I know I said that succulents love well-drained soil and it’s best to use a container with holes, but I’ve actually figured out a way to plant them in containers without any drainage holes, too. Everything you need to know about planting and caring for succulents is in that post. I’d love for you to come check it out, and let me know if you have other tricks in the comments of the post.