Easy Skull Succulent Planter

Monday, September 30, 2019

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I am so happy to share this Skull Succulent Planter. It's easy, it's DIY, and the skull is from the dollar store!

I am not a BIG fan of scary Halloween decor, are you? For some reason though I have always liked skulls, and every year around Halloween time they are readily available. My son asked me why I liked them and I wasn't too sure lol! I told him because they are interesting (question mark).  When I saw this skull at the Dollar Tree I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Supplies needed are: 
Skull
Sharpie
Premade Paper Template (optional)
Craft Knife or Box Cutter
Soil
Succulents
Moss (optional)

Some of my supplies are pictured here but not all. I did use moss and more succulents that I actually snipped from around my yard. 

First, draw a line around your skull where you want to cut. If you want to make a paper template first for size reference and placement you can. That's what I did. 

Cut along your line with a craft knife or box cutter. Cutting is fairly easy just be careful and take your time.


I took absolutely no photos of the next steps! Ugh! Why? But the hard part's done lol!
Next, poke a few drain holes on the bottom. I did two about 1/4 inch in size with my box cutter. Just poked it in and turned it a few times. 

Now fill with dirt and add succulents as you please! My two scrawny succulents weren't enough so I clipped some pieces from random ones around my home. Just snip them off and place them in and they will root themselves or you can buy more if you like.


When you have your plants in place just as you like take a handful of moss and fully wet. Put small bunches of it in the bare spots to cover the soil. This step if totally optional however I think it adds to the look and you can pick it up at the Dollar Tree too!


Isn't it cool?



I love it!

Here's the back/top side.

It looks so cool in the house with my other Halloween decor.



As you can tell from the photo overload I absolutely love how this skull succulent came out! I thought about making a few for gifts but I know others don't share my skull obsession. Would you like one as a gift or is it too creepy for your taste?


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Free Pumpkin Patch Fall Printable

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Hi all, I'm here today with a new freebie to share. A fall theme printable because goodbye summer, I am sooooo ready for fall!



I love these seasonal printables because they're a quick and easy way to add some festive cheer to your space! Also great for crafting with, just print them out and go! Please let me know if you'd like to continue seeing these free printables on the blog.
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Thrifted Art Makeover

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Hey y'all, still here and still love thrifting! Today I want to share my thrifted art, makeover. I actually picked this up a really long time ago (so long ago) because I LOVED the frame. It's pretty right? The art is nice but I wasn't in love with it, a bit drab for my taste.


My bathroom is beach theme so I wanted to add some ocean here. I took the art out of the frame. It was just a lightweight board and I painted right over the existing art in shades of blue and tan. 


 Psalm 93:4 is one that I love and I wanted to add it to my beach theme bathroom. I took some 2-inch vinyl letters and cut them out. I laid them out till I was happy with the layout and marked it for placement.


I drew the guide lines (in pencil so I could erase later). The little lines mark where the first letter begins and the long line marks bottom alignment for each letter.


 Then I peeled the backs of each letter and carefully stuck them on and then erased the pencil lines.


Next, I painted over the entire thing, letters and all in a color of my choice. I did 2 coats.


Before it was fully dry I removed the vinyl letters one by one.


And here's what I was left with!


I wanted it a bit worn and shabby so I lightly sanded the entire thing.

 
I popped it back it the frame and ta-done! 
I love it and now I don't want to hide it away in my bathroom! The frame colors matched perfectly with my beach theme however if needed you could paint the frame too.


These are the vinyl letters I used. I actually had to get more because I ran out of certain letters which explains the two different types. These were from Target...


...and the Dollar Tree. 
I can't really recommend one over the other as they both worked well, the Dollar Tree ones however had quite a bit less in the pack.


So there you have it! Whatcha think?

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