If you’ve known me for long, you know that I love anything that grows, and anything old or holding a story. My heart has long since been taken by succulents. So, what better combination for me than succulents and old barn wood? mmm… Today I’m sharing how this set of mini crocks got me started on an adventure to create a DIY succulent centerpiece. Stay with me now…
The holiday season is fast approaching and beginning our preparations can leave us feeling excited and sometimes a little frustrated. I like to use the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly) mentality to keep me in focus. Our guests want to come to celebrate and relax, so we should aim to create that sort of environment, right? Today, I want to show you this simple, yet elegant, Thanksgiving centerpiece tutorial that will delight your family and friends.
*originally seen as written by me on Angie’s List
After just coming off of a long holiday weekend, it can be hard to get back to a normal grind. Sometimes though, I’m aching to do a project and it isn’t long before I’m back at just to get it off my mind, and assure myself I could do what I was scheming.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, everyone needs a stash – a veritable selection of materials to “play” with, whether it be things like fabric, yarn, paint, furniture, or wood. You get the idea. I have a little of each, and this time I headed back to my wood stash.
I have plenty of spare furniture legs I mentioned here, pallet wood from here, barn wood from here, and new wood from Home Depot, my second home. This is only a small sampling of my collection, but plenty for me to play with.
We live in Ohio where barn wood abounds and though I can resource it, sometimes it can be expensive because of its growing popularity. Because there’s been so much interest in my barn wood pallet shutters, I thought I would share some more of the projects I made with those same old weathered pallets.
After I made the shutters, I still had a good supply of wood remaining, and I had plans on how to make the most of that wood. The very first thing I wanted to make with them was a clock.
The clock I wanted to replace has been in our possession since we were married 15 yrs. ago and was the cheapest coordinating Walmart-brand clock we could find (we were newlyweds and college students = no money). I must say to my amazement, it is still running because I used the works from inside that clock to build this one made from pallet wood!