Combine a thrift store find with recycled tea tins to make a
DIY succulent planter with a farmhouse-style vibe.
Sometimes you wonder how you got so lucky. You stumbled upon a darling little farmhouse decor planter at the thrift store that begged for a new home. Of course, you grabbed it and couldn’t wait to dress it up as a succulent planter for your own home.
Best of all, your little second-hand birdhouse-themed treasure has a rustic farmhouse-style whitewashed finish, so you don’t even have to get the paint out!
A Succulent Planter That Reduces, Reuses, and Is Crafty
When you’re thrifty and creative, likely you’ll find the components to your new little planter decor somewhere around the house.
The mini cactus was overdue to be transplanted to a larger container and the other succulent was saved as a cutting from a gifted flower arrangement.
(Thank you, daughter.)
To transplant the succulents, make a few holes in the bottom of the tins with a nail and a hammer, then add some soil and the plants. You’ve done this before, haven’t you?
Next, tie some raffia or twine in a bow around the handle and leave the tails long enough to casually trail down below the bases of the plants.
At this point, you could be finished but you might be inclined to add a seasonal floral pick and some filler around the plants. Sphagnum moss or pebbles would work if you have some on hand.
Another creative solution for plant filler is shredded paper from brown paper bags. Simply run a brown bag through your paper shredder to make as much as you need.
Put Your Recyclables on Display
The last step is easy: Proudly display your little farmhouse-inspired, recycled brown bag and tea tin trash-to-treasure succulent planter on a counter, tabletop, or shelf. It’s up to you to decide whether or not to brag about how simple and budget-friendly your little DIY planter turned out to be!
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