Crafty inconsequential randomness in all its glory
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Our tin can planters
We had a load of thank you gifts to make at the end of the year - teachers, helpers and volunteers of all kinds - school, church, Sunday school, friends....So we thought we'd try something new and continue in our recycling theme as of late.
We saved, washed and cleaned a bunch of tin cans, got out some twine we had around the house and our handy dandy glue gun.
A simple wrapping technique made the cans look cool and rustic.
Then we added the succulents (into cactus soil that was sitting on top of a handful of good draining gravel). We used some hens and chicks that we already had in our yard. But I also splurged and ordered some cuttings from Succulents Galore. They were beautiful and just plain gorgeous. I also planted some in my own containers in the hopes that I could make my own cuttings for more cool gifts.
Simple and cute and kind of addicting to put together.
But they made our thank yous extra special (we hope)!
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
It's about crafts, family, gardening, life....really whatever the heck I want to talk about. I am wordy, messy, opinionated, disorganized, lacking in focus, manic, craft obsessed...and pretty much this all spills out on the pages of this blog. You've been warned!
Please feel free to link responsibly to any of my posts. But also, please ask first before using any of my images or words. And feel free to "pin away", my friends.