Friday, April 4, 2014

Repurposed Succulent Planters


I recently ordered a set of succulent cuttings from Succulent Salon on Etsy. They have been living together in a large pot, growing strong and planting their roots until I decided it was time for some of them to have a new home. (And yes, it hurt my feelings a little to uproot and separate them!!)

On a trip home, I visited a cool antiques mall where I bought an old teapot (I think!!) I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I liked that there was some history behind it and at $5 it was a steal!!


I also had a mug with my initial on it. After I bought it I realized there was a crack in the handle. It sat on my desk at work for a month until I came up with the idea to use it as a planter.

I bought a bag of potting soil and some vase filler stones. I put a handful of the stones in the bottom of both containers since they didn't have any drainage. Then I added potting soil and tucked in the succulents. Finally, I covered the top of the soil with more of the stones.



I'm pretty in love with the way these turned out. And I can't wait to go back to the antiques mall to find more treasures! It really does feel like a treasure hunt and my creative juices start flowing the moment I walk in.

 
Supplies: Stones - Michael's Stores / Potting Soil - Dollar Tree 
 
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16 comments:

  1. LOVE these! I think this is my favorite project of yours so far. I love how you preurposed the mug, so cute!

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  2. very nice. I love these.

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  3. cute idea
    i love succulents because they are very had to kill and i have a black thumb
    Brett

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  4. such a cute idea, thanks for sharing! I might have to try this one!

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful girls! I just found your blog and wanted to say hi! I'm trying to find more mommy bloggers and I'm glad I found you! :)

    http://www.ourlifeisbeautiful.com/

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  5. I love repurposing things like this. That teapot is too cute!

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  6. What a good idea! There's always a few unused containers lying around the house.

    Stephanie
    http://www.vainandsimple.com/

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  7. I am a thrifter too, ain't it fun! Love the succulent in the tea pot!

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  8. So fun! I love re-purposed items as planters and these look exceptionally cute. Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot last week...I'm sharing this Awesome idea as one of my features at tomorrow evening's party! (Tues 7PM EST) Hope you'll stop by!
    ~Ariean

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    1. Awesome!! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it.

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