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:
How to Make a Faux Garden Clock
3) Dandelion Patina
4) Snazzy Little Things
How to Whitewash Terra Cotta Pots
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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Please TWEET out this message….
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Thank you for spending a few minutes
of your day here with me.
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Suzy @ Worthing Court says
This is just adorable, my friend! You have a knack for arrangements like no other. I love, love, love both looks, but I have to confess that the one with the bunnies is my fave.View Comment
Michelle Lepak @ Dandelion Patina says
Barb, this east spring planter is darling! I love how you easily layered the plants and embellishments. Florists should be on the look out!View Comment
Linda @ It All Started With Paint says
So sweet, my friend! A perfect Spring planter that can take you through Easter dinner!!! Pinning away …
🙂 LindaView Comment