It is my favorite time of the month again. Time for the International Bloggers Club Challenge. We are a group of friends from all over the world who get together every month to share our projects and discuss how things are done in our countries. Last time we shared projects with fabrics. And the month before it was projects that were new for us, I painted an abstract art piece.
This month we are going to work on gardening projects. You know things that grow!
Do I hear you laughing? I'm sure I do, because I am famous for my brown thumb.
I am going to show you what household items I re-purposed as planters - for the plants, you know the ones that are supposed to grow!
To see what my friends have made this month scroll down to the bottom of this post.
As many of you may know I am pretty hopeless when it comes to gardening. But for the sake of my good friends at the Int'l bloggers Club, I thought I'd give this a try.
I also had another motive. I wanted to do a vignette, cause there is no way I am going to grow anything and have it see the light of day. And the vignette would have all sorts of repurposed items that were going to go bye-bye at a yard sale. Since I believe in giving everybody and everything a second chance, they would instead get a new life as planters.
What I used:
I got these succulents because they are kind of hard to kill although it can be done, I assure you.
And then I remembered this. It was a clay pot that was used for baking food, but unfortunately it had a crack in it so instead I used it as a decorative piece. But the ceramic color was too intense for my current look so what did I do? Why I went over it with a decorative wax in white.
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How It's Done:
I just plunked that big fat succulent right in there. I'm hoping that it will grow eventually and balance out the pot. I guess I should also add some pebbles on the bottom and then put more soil in? Am I doing it right?
My lovely swan got a Vinca vine. Hopefully this one will survive, if I don't over water it.
Should I also put it in a bigger pot after a while? Any help is welcome.
Next up is the sugar bowl. I added this succulent to it.
And its' other half, the creamer... another succulent but in a different color.
And to add a bit of color to the vignette, some dried flowers. Ha, I certainly can't kill those!
To finish off this unusual vignette I also added a ceramic elephant with gold tusks that I found keeping the swan company in the basement.
Lastly, because we need balance I stuck a yellow daffodil in a spice jar.
You may have noticed that I didn't use all of the household items I showed you in the first photo. That's okay, we don't want to have too much going on here so we end up taking away from the beauty of the plants. At least that is what I think.
See how easy that was? I not only showed you my gardening "skills"...
...but I also got to re-purpose all those ceramic containers that would certainly have ended up in my yard sale.
Let's hope that the plants stay alive long enough so I can prove myself wrong. I bought them a week ago and they are still green. Now go into your stash and see what you can find from your household items that can be used as planter. As please give me all the tips you can so that my plants will stay green!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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