Happy Tuesday! Sorry we missed a post yesterday – the weekend was just too fun and I spent yesterday playing catch-up! I have been working on and building some pretty big projects that I cannot wait to share with you, including a huge project for my boys room and then I can do the full reveal! In the meantime, I felt like our little backyard picnic table needed a little “something” so I whipped up this fun little polka dot succulent planter and I am loving the white and gold!
This is such an easy project and just perfect for beginners or a quick nap time project. It is also really easy to modify for your space. I used some pieces of 1×4’s and a 1×6 from my wood pile. To make this exact one here is a cut list:
(2) 1×4 @ 18”
(2) 1×4 @ 4”
(1) 1×6 @ 18”
You will need wood glue and a staple gun – or a drill and screws to build the box.
Attach the 4” pieces to the ends of a 1×4. Remember to use your wood glue – and staple the pieces together. This will be one side and the ends.
Turn the piece on its side and glue all along the edge. Then staple your 1×6 (the bottom piece) on the side.
Glue once again along the bottom piece and attach your last side.
Now your box is built – it will look really familiar – almost like this shelf!
I knew I was going to be scuffing it up so I gave the edges a quick coat of Rustoleum Expresso.
Then I gave the whole thing a good coat of Rustoleum Gold Metallic. This gold metallic pretty much rocks my world!
Using my Silhouette I cut out a bunch of vinyl polka dots and placed them all over the box.
Then I gave it a good coat of Rustoleum Heirloom White. When the paint was dry I pulled off all the dots.
Then I took my sponge sander to the whole thing and roughed it up a bit.
Because I knew I was planting dry loving succulents I didn’t drill any holes in the bottom for drainage… if you are planting something that needs lots of water – drill a few holes for drainage so you don’t ruin your roots. I added some rocks to the bottom.
Then my little helper added a layer of moisture control potting soil.
I added all the plants – mostly Jade type succulents – and then filled in around each plant with the potting soil and was done!
I love it!! I love the polka dots and the white and the gold – especially with the bright green of the succulents!
These succulents are suppose to bloom with white flowers in the winter so I am excited to see that! This is my first go around with succulents so I hope I succeed and don’t kill them!