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I can’t wait to share how I made the cutest mini planter using a $3 Dollar Store triangle shelf and an old play-doh container.

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

Welcome back for another month of Create with Me DIY Challenge!  You can catch up on past months here.

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Last month, y’all voted for us to make something from the good ole Dollar Store.  I can’t say I’m a frequent Dollar Store shopper.  Combine small children with inexpensive toys everywhere and you get the perfect storm of screaming tantrums and stuff you don’t need.

Even with my husband and I to referee, the boys begged for every.little.thing in the store.  Craziness.

After we got them a kickball, bubbles, and 4 water guns (I’m not kidding), I had approximately 30 seconds to find something.  That’s when I spotted the cutest triangle shelves.  I mean, it was like hitting the Dollar Store lottery.

I should mention, we went to Five Below, which is basically the same thing as the Dollar Store.  But, if you’re looking for the cute triangle shelf (which has SO much potential) head to Five Below.

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DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

I actually liked the way the shelf looked already so no painting needed!  Woo!

I originally wanted to just set a small terra cotta pot on the shelf and call it a day.  But, none of the pots I had on hand would fit and we weren’t about to take the kids back out to another store…

So, I grabbed one of the kids’ old  Play-Doh containers (because we go through this stuff like water) and spray painted it a matte black color.  My hubby used a 2″ Hole Saw to cut  a hole centered on the shelf.

Of course, the 2″ Hole Saw was juuuust a tad too big for the Play-Doh container and it slid right through.

Being a craft hoarder, I found some thick rope I had on hand and hot glued it to the rim.  Problem solved!

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

Now, technically you could use a real plant here but it would have to definitely be a succulent or something that doesn’t require a ton of soil/water.

Since I have a mini obsession with string of pearls (both faux and real!), I decided to use some faux here.

I stuffed a paper towel in the bottom of the Play-Doh container and hot glued some string of pearls succulent around the top, leaving some to drape over the edge.

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

That’s it, my friends!

I can’t believe how stinkin’ cute this little planter turned out!

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter using a $3 Dollar Store Shelf and old play-doh container. Dollar store craft | DIY craft | upcycle | planter ideas | succulents

Alright, friends!

Vote for what we should use for next month’s challenge!

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If you can’t see the survey, CLICK HERE!

And, check out what the other talented ladies created this month:

Tribal Painted Phone Case via Two Purple Couches

DIY Etched Glass Beer Mugs via My Life from Home

Watercolor Labels via Little Bits of Home

Vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples via Knock it Off Kim

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter via Making Joy and Pretty Things

DIY Copper Planter via A Purdy Little House

DIY Fourth of July Art via Our Crafty Mom

Industrial Bin via North Country Nest

Wishing you a joyful day!

 

14 Comments

  1. Emily

    This is darling! I need to see if there are any Five Below stores in our area – I really love the geometric-shaped shelves trend 🙂

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  2. Michelle James

    This is awesome!! I love how you used a play doh container! I so remember those days-playdoh & Legos everywhere, we have a five below. I’m going to see if I can find this little shelf. It is so cute!

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  3. Sue purdy

    This is the sweetest little craft I think I’ve ever seen. I love it and would like a whole gallery wall of them. Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Lynn Spencer

    What a fantastically creative project! I love it. Well done!

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  5. Samantha

    Super cute! I love the rope detail, perfect solution and looks great!

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  6. Amy @ My Life from home

    I love this! What a cute idea using the Play-doh container. I remember having those all over my house just a few years ago. Somehow with the Play-doh missing, lol. I am totally into succulents right now and love anything and everything using faux ones. Great project idea!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      HAHA! Isn’t it amazing how the Play-Doh just disappears? We end up throwing so much away because they never put it back in the container and it all dries out. I have about a billion of those containers lying around if you want to borrow any 😉

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  7. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    Super cute idea! Love how this turned out and who would have thought an old play dough container!?! Great repurpose!

    Reply

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