Succulent Planters

It’s that time again…time to share with you this month’s Lowe’s Creator project. The theme this month was “pop of color” and I thought some simple succulent planters would be a perfect touch to our back deck decor.


This project is seriously SOOO easy.  And if you love succulents like I do, this is a fun way to display them in and around your home.  All you need to do is pick up some succulents and clay pots from Lowe’s.  I spray painted the pots with Valspar’s Golden Maize in a Satin finish and then let them dry completely overnight.


Then I used my Cricut Explore machine to cut out the herb names in vinyl lettering which I used as a stencil and stenciled the letters in black paint.  I like doing the stencils rather than just using black vinyl because it gives the word an older, vintage look.  If you don’t have vinyl cutting machine you can stencil the old fashioned way and make your own stencil with an exact-o knife or stick some letter stickers on the pot BEFORE spray painting it your color desired and then peel off the stickers.  (Paint black on the pot before you place the stickers on).


That is seriously all there is to it.  I also took a light sandpaper and kind of roughed up the paint on the pots so that they aren’t totally perfect looking! I love them!  These would also make a fantastic teacher’s gift or Mother’s Day gift!


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*Disclosure–In accordance with the FTC Guidelines, I am disclosing that I received compensation from Lowe’s and Cricut for my time and participation in the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Influencer Network. However, all opinions and statements are mine and mine alone.

Herb Box and Gro-ables Seed Pod Giveaway

Ever since my food allergy diagnosis, I have been wanting to plant a small herb garden that I could use.  Living in Utah, we don’t have a very long growing season so I wanted to be able to grow some herbs in my house.  So what is a girl supposed to do?  Well, she builds one to fit in her kitchen window sill.

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When we remodeled the kitchen two years ago, we made sure to put a window sill in the kitchen window so that I would be able to put some plants in the kitchen.  And I am so excited to have finally tackled this project.  (Please excuse the dirty kitchen photo…this was at Christmas time during some Christmas baking! I couldn’t find the other photo I had taken!)

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So I set out and built this simple Herb Box to hold and grow our indoor herb garden in.  I measured the box to fit our window sill and added some compartments in the herb box for each herb to grow in.


The herb box measures 30 inches in length by 5 inches in width.  We made sure that we could fit our clay pots inside the individual compartments and then cut our wood board accordingly.  Then we simply glued them together with some wood glue and added some nails to hold the wood securely in place with a nail gun.  For the base we just used a piece of scrap wood.

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I wanted to use clay pots for the herbs to be planted in because I did not want to worry about finding a way for the water to drain out of the bottom of the box on my windowsill.  The clay pots have a water basin that they sit on to collect any excess water.

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This girl LOVES when we make something with wood because it means she can dig through our wood scrap pile and come up with her own creations.  This is a play ground for her Little Pet Shop toys.  I think she did a great job, don’t you?

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For the herbs I used these perfect Gro-ables Seed Pods.  Each little pod comes with everything you need to grow your own food.  Be sure to check back in later when I share the finished herb box in my kitchen window sill!  I LOVE how it turned out!

Each ready-to-plant Seed Pod® contains:

  • Specially selected non-GMO seed at just the right depth
  • Growing materials to protect the seed and keep it moist
  • Plant food to help it grow and build strong roots

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Gro-ables are so easy to use…seriously…growing plants could not be easier and they come in 17 different varieties.   Today I get to give one of my Idea Room readers a fun Gro-ables Prize Pack.  The Gro-ables Prize Pack includes: a steel watering can, Gro-ables Seed Pods, Decorative Plant Labels, and some gardening gloves.

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