As the days grow longer and the temperatures
slowly begin to rise….my soul longs to bring in
some life after a long, cold Winter.
I am taking part in a Blog Hop with
four fabulous ladies in the
Inspired by….”Spring” Series.
Today, I am sharing an
Easy Spring Planter.
I have a confession.
This is a project I shared several years ago.
But, it’s one of those projects that sticks out to me
as one of my favorites.
So, I hope you don’t mind me sharing it again.
~ A vintage, Victorian glass dish.
~ Inexpensive plants from Lowes.
~ Target salt and pepper birds
Here’s all I did to create it…
I started with this heavy, crystal Victorian
footed dish. It was just deep enough to
hold the plantings, and tall enough to create a
statement on the narrow, blue chest in my
Isn’t the base beautiful? I purchased this at my fave
outdoor Flea Market in England, Stoke-on-Trent.
I started out with a simple fern, plopped right
in the center of the bowl.
I know. Not very pretty, huh?
But, I just kept adding smaller containers of plants…
some textured and some variegated, to get a
variety. I wanted the same look and feel
of a terrarium, only my plants are on the outside.
Once I was happy with how full it was…
I ended up with this.
I let a small ivy plant cascade gently down the front.
Then, I filled in with some extra potting soil and moss.
You can see above I didn’t use only green plants.
I used some soft red ones, as well as variegated
pink and green varieties.
Several years ago in Bloggyland – a set of white, bird
salt and pepper shakers from Target were all the rage.
These cute little birdies made the rounds and were
spotted everywhere. I still have a set today.
They were perfect tucked in within the leaves
and the moss.
I decided to play around a bit, and go a few steps further
by adding some fresh flowers from a grocery store bouquet –
and changing out the birds….
to these darling, little woodland bunnies.
A few speckled eggs tucked here and there
added even more Springtime charm.
Assorted daisies were tucked right into the soil.
And finally – a small, glass cloche.
With minimal effort and expense, I was able to
come up with two looks for this
Easy Spring Planter…
“Little Nesting Love Birds”
“Springtime Woodland Bunnies”
Which one is your favorite?
Now, I would love to share the other ladies
and their beautiful projects with you…
1) It All Started With Paint:
2) Worthing Court:
3) Dandelion Patina
4) Snazzy Little Things
Please visit all of these ladies and see their
projects, and pin from the original source.
If you liked this project, I would love for
you to PIN IT to your fave Pinterest Boards.
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