Hey, ya’ll! Has ANYONE missed me?!?

I’ve had quite an adventurous week. First with the hacker, then switching Let’s Get Crafty! over to the new look (which isn’t finished!) and a few projects that…well, you’ll have to see for yourself!

But first, let’s talk about this planter! On a recent garage sale find I snagged the “planter”, which is actually some sort of bowl/jewlery holder/condiment holder/doo-hicky made of heavy metal with an oil rubbed bronze finish. I bought this doo-hicky for .50 cents! And it was brand new in a sealed box from Pottery Barn!

I think the doo-hicky could have been cool for a variety of things but when I saw that the ninja star/flower design had holes I knew I wanted to plant something…the holes would be great for drainage!

I’ve been eye balling succulents for some time.

Isn’t this a beautiful display of succulents?

1. 3 varieties of succulents from Home Depot. By the way, did you know that they’ll refund your money if the ole plants die? Don’t forget to keep your receipt! Now that’s what I call flower power!

2. Any doo-hickey with drainage potential and with a shallow base.

3. 1 lit candle to repel mosquitos while your trying to plant! P.S. I ended up with 4 bites and I was even wearing the spray stuff. Ugh.

Depending on which doo-hickey you choose you may need to throw down a square of paper towel or coffee filter so that all the dirt won’t fall out, leaving those roots looking for dirt! In my case, the paper towel was required.

I have to confess to you that the last time I had a live plant was many moons ago. So, if these succulents end up biting it, I’ll let you know!

I pulled each plant from it’s original container and sort of crumbled the base or roots so that I could fit the plant in my doo-hickey. I just packed the soil around the plant until it was stable and then I added alittle flair on top to keep the soil in place.  That’s it! I love it!


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Question:  Anyone else love succulents?


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  1. Christine, These are beautiful. You did an amazing job! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays! 🙂


  2. Hi Christine, I hopped over from Show Off Friday. Great use of succulants. I love them and plant alot of them in vintage metal containers. They can handle the heat that the metal attracts. I have them in tea pots, watering cans, buckets, and even an old tool tray. You found some great colors and varieties. Happy to have found you and now following.

  3. Love this! You’ve inspired me to pick up those bronze containers languishing in the potting shed because I didn’t know what to do with them. succulents will be perfect! Thanks for linking on busy Monday! Hope to see you again soon!

  4. Hi Christine! I am featuring this project today! Thanks again for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!


  5. These look great! I’ve been wanting to plant succulents and now you have inspired me to do so! Thanks for the idea!

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