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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Succulent Planters

The sprinkler donuts caught my eye. I was wandering through the garden section, looking for something completely different, and there they were.
They were sturdy, compact, and cheap. C'mon, 50 cents? 
So home they came, and I broke out the Spa Blue.
I measure the width once they were dry and cut an old screen with my junk scissors.
Then I trimmed the screen to size.
I used Goop because it's dimensional and it bound the screen well, but you can use your favorite permanent adhesive.

Once dry, grab some succulents.
 Pop them in the cavity.
So, where do you want them?
Cool texture, a shot of color, and flexibility, plus a very cheap price tag. 
Go line a path or make a centerpiece. This is a seriously easy little accent you can whip for a song.


Julie said...

OMG! Adorable!!! Thanks so much for showing. My friend and I do tole (or decorative) painting...this looks like a fairly smooth surface to paint on. I can't wait to try it!!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Where do I want them? My dining room for starters!!!! So cute!


Life in Rehab said...

Julie, if you do them let me know so I can see!

Heather, I may have to do more and try that! I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Jackie the Junk Junkie said...

Those are great. . . That would be super fun to put all around a walk path. I'll keep my eye out for some and give it a try!

Veronica said...

What a fun and easy project.

Leslie said...

What a fantastic idea! I love how cute those turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Fowl Single File said...

I've given succulents a couple of tries with disastrous results. Perhaps it's because I live in wet, cloudy Washington. Or maybe because I over-care for my plants. I'm willing to give them another try, though. Your project has inspired me!

Life in Rehab said...

...and the plants are still alive!

Sprinkler Buddy said...

That is a great idea for the cemet donut. They don't work that well long term on sprinkler heads. I have a product that does "Sprinkler Buddy". Thanks for showing a good recycling idea.