This post brought to you by International Delight // I have to admit… I love my sweet drinks. There is nothing better than starting the day with a cup of iced Choffy or my favorite herbal tea with a splash of International Delight creamer. Currently MY ID is the Cold Stone Sweet Cream… YUM!!! Or, if I'm in a bolder mood, the Caramel Macchiato.
With this being part of my morning routine, I tend to go through a bit of creamer and therefore, I have quite a few bottles that are destined for the trash. Recently, International Delight issued a challenge… Make something out of my used bottles. I really thought that was kind of a fun idea. Well… to be completely honest, I was a little befuddled. Using old containers as a craft muse hasn't really been part of my M.O. when it comes to creating for WhipperBerry. I had to step back and think for a bit and then inspiration hit! I could make a hanging succulent garden with a few of the ID bottles and it would look fantastic.
I can't even tell you how tickled I was when I finished this project. Not only that but I came up with a few more that I may try. I mean seriously, what can you really do with an old plastic bottle? Who knew that it could be the perfect vehicle for such a fun idea. It's so simple, here is how you can make a hanging succulent garden of your very own…
I used the large International Delight Bottle, removed the label and the lid and cut the top portion off with a craft knife.
Next, I cut openings into the side of the bottle as a fun way to add more succulents into my little garden container.
I used DecoArt Americana acrylic craft paint to add color to the plant containers. I used Sea Glass, and Sizzling Pink from the Neon Collection. The design was a little free form. I added some little stripes and some splashes of color on each container leaving some open areas to add more contrast.
Then, I added some small succulents that I found at Lowes with some pea gravel and soil designed for succulents. I even layered the soil and pea gravel to add a fun effect in the container that you see above, on the right. Once you have everything painted and planted then you have to decide… Will you leave them as is… or hang them?
I think they look great either way, and they add a fun pop of color to any room. Here is how they would look dressing up a table…
… Or, you can carefully poke some holes in the side and add some black and gold twine from Knot & Bow and hang them for a totally different look.
Isn't it FUN?!
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