In the mood for something super simple today? How about a really easy painted succulent planter?
I know what you’re thinking. That you don’t have one of these wood boxes laying around your house because you aren’t a
hoarder collector. Bleh! You could do this with a wooden salad bowl from a thrift store or a place like HomeGoods. Or if you are handy and have some left over wood you could nail one together really quick. No excuses. This can be done.
I happened to have this wooden box laying around my house from my friends wedding a few years ago. I almost threw it away so many times, but it was a great place to store our remotes until I realized how dusty it had become. Dusting rough wood doesn’t work very well.
So when I realized that my outdoor dining table needed a centerpiece, I went in and grabbed it and did a 5 minute spruce up that gave it a whole new life and turned it into a pretty stinkin’ cool succulent planter.
I didn’t even bother getting all of the dust out of the corners of the inside, I just cut part of a thick garbage bag and placed it inside securing it with staples so that it would not rot when I watered my succulents.
Then I taped 2 sides on an uneven diagonal and gave it a few coats of my favorite turquoise outdoor craft paint by Martha Stewart.
After it was dry, I added my succulents. Remember that succulents need a lot of drainage so I did a layer of gravel, then the dirt with the succulents, and added some moss on top.
Now I have this fun centerpiece for my outdoor table and the colors tie in perfectly with my outdoor living room!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Happy planting 🙂