Saturday, March 15, 2014

Faux Succulent Planters

It's the weekend friends! How exciting is that?! I hope yours is off to a great start. I am in the process of packing, yet again for another move. Luckily, this move is only a few miles from where I currently am now. Before packing I just had to do something with these faux succulents I had recently purchased. 

I'm sure you all have been seeing succulents around the blogging world, on Pinterest or even at stores. They are a huge deal right now & how could they not be? They're amazing! 


I was walking around in Tj Maxx & I was in the planters aisle for a very long time. I came across these white "planting" planters & just had to get them, in my cart they went along with three others, which you will see what I have plans with for them hopefully soon! Aren't these planters great though?

I found these faux succulents at Hobby Lobby & couldn't pass them up, they looked so real. I didn't want to have to deal with having to care for real ones since I am very bad at keeping plants alive. If you remember my chalkboard flower pots, then you must know I killed both plants. I'm just not good with plants, period.


While roaming the planter aisle in Tj Maxx I found a huge container of rocks & of course I had to get those as well since I already had the planters in my cart & succulents at home, it was meant to be.


Since the pots were tall, I put plastic bags in them to help with the height of the succulents & rocks. After I had enough bags in the planters, I added the succulents & then the rocks.





I seriously can't get enough of them & the best part, I don't have to care for the succulents at all  How great is that?! I ended up turning the small planter around, that way they both didn't have the "planting" on them, I'm liking it that way much better. Do you have succulents? Are they real or fake? Do you have a lot? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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43 comments:

  1. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE and they look so easy to make!! I will be working on this today! :)

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  2. Such a great idea! Love the pots!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! The pots definitely are my favorite part!

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  3. These are great...I love the real look...I also cant keep a plant alive for anything...I am officially not allowed to buy plants from my husband...These are really pretty!

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    1. Thanks Deonna! Awww haha, now you can buy fake ones! They will always stay alive! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh those planters are so dang cute! I love succulents, but I am never able to get them enough light so they always die. I had a pointy agave that did well, but it was just too pointy so it had to go! These are adorable and perfect and would only need a dusting! Perfect!

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    1. Aren't they great?! I never wanted to buy the real ones cause I knew I'd just kill them, so when I found fake ones, I HAD to get them!

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  5. These are awesome! Great idea!

    We would love for you to come link up Mondays 8:00am EST at Your Designs This Time.
    http://www.elizabethjoandesigns.com.
    Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily! I'll be sure to stop by, thanks for the invite!

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  6. These look fantastic, I think succulents are one of the few fake plants you can get that actually look real! Love them :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I agree, I just love how real they look! :)

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  7. I love these! So cute. I need to do this - I can't keep anything alive either;)

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    1. haha, then these are right up your alley!

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  8. I love finding great things at TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Ross! Such a great décor item, I would love to get some real succulents going somewhere (its on my long, long, long list...)
    Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse

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    1. YES! You can always find the best things at all of those places. I would like to try real ones but I know they won't last long haha.

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  9. What a great find! These are so pretty. And the fact that you don't have to keep them alive is even better!

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    1. That's definitely my favorite part about them is that I don't have to care for them at all, except a little dusting here & there ;)

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  10. These are great, Katelyn! I love those pots. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. The pots are definitely my favorite! Thanks so much for stopping by, Chelsea!

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  11. These are fantastic!
    and they look so real....love them!

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    1. They definitely do look real, so glad they do! I was afraid at first they wouldn't!

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  12. Haha, I can definitely relate to not doing well with real plants. These look so real though and I love the planters you found too. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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    1. haha, yes it's sad that no matter what I plant it dies! The planters are my favorite!

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  13. Those planters you found are stunning! Great job arranging the succulents in a very natural looking placement. Thanks for sharing at our Link it or Lump it party!

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    1. Thanks Amy, I couldn't pass them up! The arranging part was the hardest, glad they look naturally placed!

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  14. I love how simple and beautiful these are! I always have a hard time keeping plants alive too :(

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    1. Thank you Shannon! Now you can buy fake plants, at least you'll never have to care for them! ;)

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  15. these are awesome! I saw some faux succulents at Michaels and was going to get some, but was all "they will look so fake" but with this idea totally doable, and since we'll be moving in May, I will be adding these to my "Must Do" for the new house!

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    1. I haven't been to Michaels for awhile so I haven't seen them there, will definitely have to check them out! Yes, you should definitely do this, so easy & they'll always be "alive!"

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  16. hi katelyn! i really love this idea and be totally trying this one of these days, you are on my top three favorites from last week's The DIY'ers (http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-diyers-time.html)

    Thanks for sharing it to us, huggies♥
    rea

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    1. Yay! It's very easy to do. Thanks so much for featuring me, I appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend Rea!

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  17. These are very cool! Great idea - pinned it!

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  18. Those look totally real. I would've probably tried to water them...lol.

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    1. Haha, so funny! If they were real, I would totally forget to water them!

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  19. So creative perfect gift for that person who cant keep plants alive. My mothers been wanting a succulent garden for her table, but she cant keep an air fern alive. This is the perfect alternative. I'd love if you would come share this at our link party.

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    1. I can relate to your mom, nothing I plant stays alive very long, this is a great solution for her! Just linked up, thanks for the invite!

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  20. Hi Katelyn, I just want to say thank you for inspiring me so much on this project. I made my own version of this and I'm so glad I did!

    huggies♥
    rea

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    1. Aww, so glad I inspired you, that means a lot! I bet your version looks wonderful! :)

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    2. Oh! Look where I stumbled upon from tinysidekick and boy am I inspired. Katelyn, absolutely love your blog. I'm gonna try the concrete planters and the wooden tray. Beautiful :)

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