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.
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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.
- Hole Saw
- 2″ Hole Saw
- Small Play-Doh container
- Spray Paint
- String of Pearls Succulent
- Thick rope (maybe, keep reading)
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!
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.
That’s it, my friends!
I can’t believe how stinkin’ cute this little planter turned out!
Vote for what we should use for next month’s challenge!
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And, check out what the other talented ladies created this month:
Wishing you a joyful day!