When I bought my first home,
on the back steps of the house that had been vacant for years
sat an old crumbling terra cotta pot of hen and biddies.
From that moment forward,
I developed a fondness for succulents.
But sadly, succulents are not my forte.
From a long line of green thumbs,
I do pretty well myself with most plants, inside or out,
but succulents... not so much!
Mine over time, get diseased looking.
So what's a succulent-challenged gal to do?
How about just wing it... with some trusty fauxs.
And at Dollar Tree, I found some in little individual pots,
perfect for grouping in a larger vessel.
Grabbed several white milk glass planters from my stash
to play around with...
After I determining which would work best,
I added a piece of foam to the planter
and pulled the succulents from their tiny homes.
The foam piece also came from The Dollar Tree,
and was the perfect size and shape.
At Dollar Tree, I found dried moss and little pebbles.
Torn between which to use as a filler,
I went with the moss.
But either would've been a pretty choice!
And about 7 minutes from start to finish,
my DIY faux succulent arrangement is complete!
Don't you just love those simple quickies!
A couple of years ago,
Mr. Ramblings ran into Dollar Tree with me,
...his first visit, ever.
He was amazed at all the items,
that were a dollar...
and kept asking me... "is this only a dollar, too!?!"
"Yep, just a dollar," I replied to my otherwise really smart man,
"...there's your sign (pointing to the store sign)."
And that was his last trip... he's not much of a shopper! :)
While at Dollar Tree,
I also picked up two stems of pale pink flowers to go in another milk glass piece.
...love the inset of darker pink peeking from the centers.
Stay tuned to see where these pretties will be used...
That's on deck for next Wednesday or Thursday!
I'll be taking a short blogging break until then...
Heading out this morning to go to my daughter's,
to help her pack for a move this weekend!
Hope ya'll have a great one,
and thanks for stopping in! :)
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