Condiment Caddy as a Farmhouse Planter for Mini Succulents

Condiment Caddy as a Farmhouse Planter for Mini Succulents

I recently went on a thrifting adventure in Spartanburg, SC- a town not too far from where I live (and where I was recently interviewed for their local paper!). And let me tell you, the thrifting angels were singing from above. I found future project after future project, driving home with a car load of fun finds. And one of those finds was a condiment caddy that seemed destined to become a planter for mini succulents.Read more ›

Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween Planter

Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween Planter

Sometimes I go to the thrift store and come away empty-handed, bummed out, and treasure-less. But then there are those magical times when I walk in and immediately have a “near-craft experience”. And by that, I mean I spot a thrifty treasure and know what I plan to do with it…immediately! That’s what happened when I spotted this straw tote and knew it was destined to become a Halloween planter.

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Wire Hanging Baskets for Herbs from Lampshade Frames

Wire Hanging Baskets for Herbs from Lampshade Frames

Lampshades are a pretty common item at thrift stores, in every size and shape you can imagine. So, I felt a compelling need to come up with an upcycling idea for them, starting with these small lamp shades that I found at Goodwill. I had this niggling feeling that lampshade frames could be repurposed into wire hanging baskets for a vertical herb planter…
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Upcycling an Enamel Colander as an Outdoor Hanging Basket

Upcycling an Enamel Colander as an Outdoor Hanging Basket

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I am a sucker for vintage kitchen goodies- utensils, hand towels, salt-and-pepper shakers, you name it! And when we bought our house last summer, the front porch had a hook in the ceiling, just begging for an outdoor hanging basket to be hung. It was the perfect place for me to try my hand at upcycling an enamel colander into a planter and front porch decor.
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