As we prepare for our move I am trying to do some major stash busting. I have a huge open house coming up on Saturday to sell what inventory I have left, so I am crafting as much as I can before then so I can possibly sell a completed item instead of moving a bunch of supplies. I am also going through some of my Thrifty Finds and doing some projects with those.
I have a ton of random cooking and baking pans of different shapes and sizes. Obviously I am attracted to this sort of thing when I’m thrift shopping. I rounded a bunch of them up and decided that I needed to find a purpose for them….so I created my Succulents & Thrifty Finds.
I went through my stash of different pans, pots, and trays and pulled out the things I thought would make great succulent gardens. Obviously I was thinking outside the norm here and flowers pots were not going to cut it for this project.
When it came time to buy the succulents I went with the mini potted succulents. They are just so darn cute….even the lady at the register commented on how cute they are.
Once I had all the thrifty finds rounded up I stared preparing them for the succulents.
I put some rocks in the bottom of each pan so that there would be sufficient drainage, especially because I didn’t add drainage holes in them. I then added some potting soil, I actually used a specific moisture balance variety. Then I mapped out where I wanted each plant to go and placed them in their spots and filled in more soil.
In some of them I decided to sprinkle these little pebbles on top of the soil, mostly because I just liked the way it looked.
The concept is the same for each one, but they each have their own distinctive looks and personalities.
This bundt pan had a larger hole in the middle and it was just begging to become a beautiful centerpiece. I added three thin white pillar candles to the middle and fell slightly in love. Wouldn’t this make the best centerpiece to your summer table? Or imagine a bunch of these at a wedding. Sigh.
I picked up this bread pan awhile ago and shared it in a Thrifty Thursday post. I knew immediately that it needed to be a succulent garden and I was totally right.
The teapots are definitely out of the box when it comes to being a planter….but aren’t they too cute?
I can’t decide which one I like the best? Do you have a favorite? I love them all!!!
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