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DIY Unicorn Planter

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DIY Unicorn Planter

If you can’t tell, I’m in love with making planters lately.  Maybe it’s the warmer weather mixed with trying to will spring into existence but whatever the case, I’m filling my space with some (fake) green!  I don’t have the greenest thumb and pair that with some minimal light in my office and you don’t the best environment for a real plant to drive.  Yet, I still like have the green and florals around so today I’m sharing with you a whimsical planter I made specifically for my creative space.Continue reading

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DIY // BFF Chalkboard Planters

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Hey there!  Yesterday, over on Pretty Providence, I shared a fun gift idea for your favorite gal pal.  These also make a great gift for just about anyone since they can be personalized and are reuseable.  Yay for chalkboard everything!

This project also features one fo my new favorite painting products, chalkboard paint medium.  No need to mix up a batch just for one color or stick with the traditional black.  With this medium, any surface can become a chalkboard in any color!  Check out the full tutorial HERE to see how to use it.

XO, Kelly

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Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Cactus (Rock) Garden

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Browsing Pinterest, shocking I know, I scrolled onto these adorable little cacti.  It was labeled “Kids Crafts” but I didn’t really care.  I HAD to make them!  As I shared earlier this week, I can’t keep real plants in the house.  I just can’t.  I kill them, I don’t know why, I just can’t keep anything green or floral alive.  Also, the cat eats them…but it’s mainly my fault.  These are the perfect addition to my little faux succulent/cacti garden.  Enjoy!

What You’ll Need: Small Rocks, Paint, Planter, Dirt

Paint, decorate, display…that’s all!  And I thought my new planter from Wednesday’s DIY was a perfect new home for these new babies.

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DIY // Gold Tape Planter

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My love affair with plants continues, as does making fun little containers for them.  Luckily, for my “not-so-green” thumb, today’s plant life is of the faux variety.  I’ve resigned myself to the fact that if it’s in the house, it has to be fake.  I just can’t keep it alive if it’s not a child or an animal.

What You’ll Need: Empty Gum Container, Gold Tape

After you remove the wrapping from the gum container, this is the kind that you get for your cup holder in the car, you are left with a smooth white surface.  Great for decorating! Then snap off the lid and it’s ready to go.
Also, isn’t the gold tape fabulous!  My friend bought it for a project we did together and she graciously let me use some more of it for today’s DIY.  You can find it HERE

Begin by cutting a strip of tape and, going from inside the top to the bottom, lay it on the container.  Continue doing that, crisscrossing the strips as you go, until you get the look you like.

For the little faux succulent, I placed a small bit of floral foam in the bottom to hold it and then placed little bits of moss under the plant to make it look like it’s been planted.

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Thrifty Thursday: Repurposed Kids Shoes

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When my husband and I went on our mountain trip, the B&B we stayed at had these cute little planters made from old shoes that I just loved.  So the next time I went to the Goodwill I checked out the shoe section but not for myself this time!  Many of the shoes you see for kids tend to be pretty well worn.  Now if you’re looking for your little one to wear them, probably not the best idea.  But if you’re looking for a DIY project?  These are perfect!

What You’ll Need:
Old Shoes
Spray Paint (preferably for outdoor projects)
All I did to the shoes is spray paint the bejezzus out of them.  It probably took about 5-6 coats for every inch of the shoe to be fully covered.  Depending on the fabric of the shoe, it may take more or less coats.  These shoes were a suede material.
  
Then I couldn’t let the sweet flower detail stay covered up so I hand painted them back in.
Fill your new planter with real or faux flowers.  I love these little shoes I found because, in addition to the main foot area, they had smaller holes for the flowers to go.  
Also, the spray paint I used works very well outside.  I left the shoes outside and there was some unexpected rain.  The water just puddled and wiped clean off!
Aren’t they so cute!!
The flowers were from one of my sweet ballerinas.

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