diy cacti photo holder

decorating, DIY, pinterest By May 3, 2016 1 Comment

As you know I LOVE succulents. And I love a DIY. So today is a happy day! This project combines the two–awesome. It’s spring–the sun is shining and things are green. We thought it would be fun to bring some of that green inside and give our desks a bit of a color in a creative way! I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was adorable!  So we decided to create something similar. 

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You’ll need: small terra-cotta pots, pebbles, small sized stones, shades of green paint, white paint, paint for the pots {whatever color you like!}, paintbrush, and photos.

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Using a few items found around the house, we were able to put something together!

We used this awesome Instax printer that prints fun polaroid photos from a smartphone! (Found here) Such a great idea! If you don’t have an Instax printer, get some photos printed at Costco or put a fun postcard in your arrangement.

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Simply add a little mess, a little paint, a little creativity! Smaller sized stones worked best for these min terra-cotta pots. Different shades of green make these little cacti more lifelike while still being whimsical!

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After letting them dry for a little while, we painted some little details in white paint, they don’t have to be realistic, that’s half the fun! We also found some smaller pebbles to fill the pots with, rather than using dirt, these also help for later when placing the photos!

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When everything’s all dry, simply assemble your little cacti! Have fun with trying different combinations of your ‘cacti’ and images! The fun thing is you can always add new images, or change the placement!

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Such a fun and easy little DIY, but I love the splash of color it gives to my desk! This is a great little gift idea as well, especially with Mothers Day around the corner! And wouldn’t these make a perfect place setting when hosting a dinner?

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Get the kids involved with simple little DIY. The whole project (excluding drying time) only took about 20-30mins!

Have fun!

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inspiration sunday

inspiration, pinterest By August 28, 2011 5 Comments

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1 pretty cover, good book too!
2 create your own raised letters for art–genius
3 book pages pumpkin–perfect for fall
4 diy scarf with a yard of fabric–click the link under pic!
5 love the burlap and pumpkin, must try!

 

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sunday inspiration {pinterest}

inspiration, pinterest By July 31, 2011 7 Comments

1.  cupcake liner bows–so cute! via martha stewart.

2. the sweetest boutonnières ever. via green wedding shoes.

3. i’m head over heels for the photo shoot–cooking with kiddos. via drew b photog.

4. keep it all the picnic supplies together–so fun! via jenny on the spot.

5. gorgeous chair and beautiful books. via centsational girl.

6. this color combo makes this quilt amazing. via katie nelson.

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sunday inspiration

inspiration, pinterest By July 24, 2011 8 Comments

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1 paper plate paddles and a ballon. i predict hours of fun!
2 these pretty chairs would happiness to my home.
3 rachel denbow created this neon sign with glow sticks. genius!
4 alisa burke’s huge DIY wall art. click on the link below pic to see how she did it!
5 yum. but with low-carb, i can’t have chip. what do i scoop it up with? oh, how about a spoon?

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inspiration, pinterest By July 17, 2011 7 Comments

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*tara whitney is a natural behind the camera
*love these stacked pedestal plates
*gorgeous room, especially the hearts from the ceiling
*well placed shadows can make magical pics
*love this owl lunch bag
*a perfect succulent display–so cute!

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inspiration, pinterest By July 3, 2011 9 Comments

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1 aqua + burlap {and eating outside}
2 cupcakes in a jar. i think i might do this for david’s birthday
3 popsicle stick crafts–darling!
4 cute pouches with the prettiest colors
5 starfish hung from string. fun!

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sunday inspiration {pinterest}

inspiration, pinterest By June 26, 2011 47 Comments

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1 blueberry overnight french toast–i want to make this!!
2 a very wear-able and cute outfit
3 these yellow sandals are too cute
4 art party via the pleated poppy
5 s’more station–genius

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inspiration, pinterest By June 12, 2011 13 Comments

Source: None via lisaleonard on Pinterest

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1 super cute paper straws for the 4th
2 oreo pops–these looks so easy!
3 wooden birdcages-perfect!
4 i heart this summer list from meg {matthias and i are working on one}
5 love these yarn lanterns. so fun

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inspiration, pinterest By June 5, 2011 16 Comments

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1. mint ice cream heaven
2. forks as placecards. so cute!
3. clever pancakes-matthias’ exact words were, ‘let’s make them all!’
4. the prettiest bridesmaids dresses
5. a stack of gorgeous bowls.

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inspiration, pinterest By May 29, 2011 14 Comments

Source: tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com via lisaleonard on Pinterest

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1. super cute butterfly craft from meg duerksen
2 trix on a stick? yum!
3 love this outfit for coastal summers
4 embellished paper plates. love.
5 this butterfly bouquet is genius
6 faux taxidermy is rocking my world
7 daffodils and limes–perfect!

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