This post is about the ultimate DIY rip-off – and I’m the one doing the ripping!
First, though, I included the Craftberry Bush post in one of my Sunday blog roundups. But then, I immediately headed off to the Dollar Tree in search of the parts Lucy used to make her phenomenal planter.
Now, let me say right at the start here that I did not do as well as Lucy. Most importantly, I couldn’t find those great bowls she used. They were perfect for the project and mine were, well, not what I was looking for. I ended up using one shallow ceramic bowl, a plastic bowl and a plastic ramekin. You can see the differences between the two above and below.
I was frustrated by my lack of luck with the bowls – and the fact that I didn’t get mine for $1 each. But I persevered.
I lined up my bowls a little off center, wet each surface as recommended on the Gorilla Glue bottle and then used my Scrabble dictionary to sort of clamp it down.
Next up, I used some decorative sand I got for $1 at CVS.
The sand is really important. The bows don’t have holes like regular planters that allow water to drain. You you need something like sand or stones at the bottom to give the water a place to pool.
Next up was adding some plants. I found some in my backyard, including hens and chicks and some ground cover. I purchased two other succulents at Lowes for about $3 each. I found this larger cactus like plant at Walmart for $4.99.
After placing the larger plants, I added rocks and moss.
Once again, I don’t pretend that my version of this planter looks nearly as good as the one at Craftberry Bush.
I love the height and symmetry of Lucy’s planter. And her staging is beautiful!
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