I was considering not having a tree this year but then the idea for a succulent Christmas tree popped into my head! My roommate and I tackled this project and in about 8 hours we had a beautiful succulent Christmas tree!
We started by rolling a cardboard box into a cone shape.
We wrapped the cone in bubble wrap, placed it in a pot, and filled it with dirt.
Then added succulents! The process is similar to the succulent ball I made. It took about 6 hours to get it done and in the end we had this beauty:
I haven’t been blogging much lately. Sometimes when I have a lot going on blogging takes a backseat. Here is a project that I did recently. I took this old Moroccan lantern that was sitting outside:
And gave it a makeover! I mixed up equal parts of acrylic paint and Mod Podge in shades of pink and red.
Brushed the mixture on the inside of the lantern. It turned out great!
Another home made birthday gift. Last weekend was my roommate’s birthday and he wanted me to make him something. I decided to make him a custom portrait of his two dogs Chelsea and Sonia. I took this photo:
And rendered it out in Adobe Illustrator. I printed it out, popped it in a frame, and ended up with this:
He loved it!
I went to a birthday party yesterday and needed to bring a gift. I bought a plant and a cute little planter. But it fell out of the car and broke! I didn’t have time to paint anything so I used a plain little planter I had on hand:
I updated it with some stickers:
I love the way it turned out and since the party was a girls night, I thought the friends theme was just perfect!
I was invited to a friend’s new house last weekend and needed a housewarming present. What to bring? Hmmmm… Then I remembered that I saw some adorable bowls at the 99 Cent Store. Perfect! I could do a succulent arrangement!
When I bought the bowl, the cashier said, “That’s it?” I laughed. It was the cheapest purchase I have ever made there! Anyway, I filled that cute bowl with Miracle Grow potting soil and topped it with some pebbles I had on hand. I got the succulents from my garden and came up with this…
Cute, right? And in the budget.
Linking Up Here:
DIY Project Parade – DIY Showoff
Make It Pretty Monday – The Dedicated Blogspot
Made By You – Skip To My Lou
Show Me What Ya Got – Not Just A Housewife
Trash 2 Treasure – Kammy’s Korner
Welcome Home Wednesday – Vintage on A Dime
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above – Adorned From Above
Rock and Share Wednesday – The Shady Porch
Talkin’ About Thursday – Designed Decor
Inspiration In Progress – Clippie Dips
Doggone Dirty Crafting – Rhinestone Beagle
Pinspirational Thursday – Confessions of an ADD Housewife
Weekend Wrap-Up Party – Tatertots & Jello
Frugal Friday – The Shabby Nest
Summer is here and so are the ants! I hate to kill the little fellas but can’t have them marching across the kitchen either. So I Googled natural remedies for ant repellent and one of them was baby powder. I sprinkled some on the corner of the counter and it worked. But soon they re-routed and crawled along the side of the counter. Then I heard that sidewalk chalk works so I got the idea to smear a line of baby powder down the side of the counter.
I realized this weekend that I don’t have a plain white short skirt. What? How is that possible?
But I did have this fella:
It was a long shirt that I loved from White House Black Market (translation: paid a fortune for it years ago). But it had some stains in the middle section. So I cut it off a few inches above the knee and took the embroidered part from the bottom and glued it with Liquid Thread just under the waistband.
I took my time and glued it little by little. I created seams on the sides and was careful around the zipper. Here is the finished product:
Isn’t it adorable?
A few weeks ago I made a cuff bracelet from an awesome tie I found at the 99 Cent Store. Couldn’t let the rest of the tie go to waste, and it just so happened that I needed a new eyeglass case, so I made one. I am in love with this pattern and I really can’t believe my luck in finding it for 99 Cents