This Potted Faux Succulents in Wood Crate decor piece is easy to put together and makes a pretty spring decor item. Starting with a thrift store find crate helped keep the cost low.
Welcome to the March Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. Each month, a group of bloggers take the challenge to make one of the pins that we’ve saved. It motivates us all (and you, too) to not just pin, but to make it happen. This month, I wanted to make something new for my spring decor, so I’ve put together a faux succulents in crate decor piece.
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I look forward to this challenge every month because it’s a great way to put my own spin on projects I’ve pinned. This month, I combined the look of a couple of different pins. Faux Succulent Trio in Wood Crate that leads to a website that sells it for $24.95 and Faux Potted Succulents in Crate that leads to another website selling it for $17.59.
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Potted Faux Succulents in Wood Crate
I knew that I could make a similar decor piece for a lot less than the prices of my pinspiration pieces. Using a thrift store find wine box and dollar store succulents kept the cost low.
Supplies Used for Faux Succulents in Wood Crate
- Wood Wine Box
- 3 small terra cotta pots
- 1 medium terra cotta pot
- Faux Succulents
- Faux Moss
- Wood Blocks
- Hot Glue
- Lace Ribbon
- Beaded Greenery
I bought this wine bottle crate at my local Goodwill a few months ago. As is the case with lots of my thrift store finds, I wasn’t sure just what I wanted to do with it, but it’s sturdy and it was like new, so I knew I would find a use for it.
The first step was to give it two coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint.
Because of the depth of the box and the size of the terra cotta pots that I had on hand, I needed to find a way to raise the pots to the right height. Sorting through my craft stash, I found several small wood blocks. I glued two of them together for a base for the pots.
Three of the pots were painted with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint. Once they were dry, I added moss to each pot and topped it with a faux succulent.
I had one larger pot and decided that since the crate had a divider inside, I’d use it with a different type of succulent. I painted it gray, thinking I would like the contrast. I added more of the moss to surround each pot and to cover the blocks that I used for the bases.
I added a strip of green lace ribbon around the crate. It’s hot glued in place in a few spots along the way. The finishing touch was to use a beaded floral strand that I coiled into a circle. It’s also hot glued in place.
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Once I had everything in place the gray just wasn’t working well with the other colors. It got a quick yellow paint job, too. I’m pleased with how this turned out and I like the combination of the two pins that I used for inspiration.
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Potted Faux Succulents in Wood Crate
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