Wednesday, September 8, 2010

DIY succulant planters/centerpieces

so i guess the summer isn't my prime time blogging season. too much going on to sit down and write. i've been keeping myself busy with the normal june-august fun as well as trying to plan a wedding. a DIY palm springs. thankfully my man has been a great help to keep me from a full blown panic attack. he's getting his hands dirty and helping to take a lot off my plate. praise allah.

so my latest project has been centerpieces for the tables. these turned out so cool and could be used on any patio or any table...not just a wedding, i thought i'd share it here vs. my wedding brainstorming site.

so here we go... let me begin with i like free. i'm not one of those brides that pays for it all. don't get me wrong, if i had more cash i probably would inquire about some outside help, but so far, so good. the soil and the sedum on the top are the only two things i bought.

the industrial sized tin cans came from one of my fav eateries, Nosh. the owner susan is a dream and has been saving them for me in her back room with the help of her staff. i've been making weekly pick-ups and will continue to harvest more. holes were drilled with a large drill bit by my bf and husband's friend. nice job BOYS! flower shaped succulents on the sides come from cutting of the plants in my yard as well as my friend's yard. i've been prepping them to sprout roots before i planted them in the cans to ensure they'd survive.

more cans to go...more succulents to collect from the surrounding neighborhoods. (don't sweat it friends, these babies grown like weeds around here and like to be trimmed =)

i'm also planting more in white pots i find @ ye ol' thrift or my mom's warehouse, otherwise known as her pantry. thanks mom!

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