diy faux vertical succulent planter

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Hey there! I don't know about you all but I am sooooo thankful to be back and getting this show rolling again. Taking the last many weeks off have been necessary and good for me but I'm ready to get back into the groove. 

I have a whole lot going on around here. We just bought a 1880 home in our historic town that we have already begun renovating. It has been a life-long dream to own one of the historic homes in this town and I can't believe we are finally realizing that! Sure, this house has a whole lot of work to do to bring it to it's full potential. But, we are up to the challenge! It's not a tiny house like we have been in for these last years. But, more on why we are okay with that and how we intend to keep living small in posts to come.

And, I hope you all are up for seeing a whole lot of projects in the future! P.S. Hit me up on Instagram for updates on projects as I go along! http://instagram.com/miznelliebellie

Like, this vertical succulent planter that I made for our sun room...

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When the girls down at My Sisters Cottage heard what I wanted to make they were kind enough to give me this vintage drawer for the project. Any sort of divided drawer would work just fine for this project. And, by the way, would be super cute!

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Because the sun porch can be quite hot in the summer and cold in the winter, I wanted to use faux succulents, rather than real. I also think that faux succulents can look very authentic. All of these supplies I picked up at Michaels, on sale. All in all, I spent about $20 for this project. Well worth every single bit of money!

Supplies:

  • dry moss
  • faux succulents-small
  • faux grass
  • hot glue or super glue

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Quick tutorial:

  •  Use the dry moss to cover any less than perfect parts of the drawer and be the underneath of where you want the succulents and "grass" to be.

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  • Pull the faux succulents off the stems so that use only the tops. 

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  • Use hot glue to attach the succulent. If you don't have a hot glue gun it isn't a problem, super glue will work great, as well.

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  • Cover as much of the dry moss as possible with the grass. Try to fill in sections to look thick and full and leave others a bit thinner. You want it to look random and not too carefully planned.

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  • Add in the succulents amongst the dry moss and on the edges of the faux grass. Attach them in clumps/groups to look as natural as possible. 
  • Make sure to lift up the plants to test that they are secure. If not, glue them down better.

Done, done, done! That was easy, albeit time-consuming. And that little project looks fantastic, doesn't it!

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A sneak peek of a corner of the sunroom. This room is getting a major facelift that I will post about soon. Paint can do wonderful things! I can't wait to show you more projec

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