Monday, February 11, 2013

craft: plan easy DIY hostess gifts

That New Year inspiration is still going strong and I can't stop cleaning, repurposing and planning. A friend of a friend gave me clay pots when she moved and I can't pass up a good donation. Two years later, they're still in my backyard collecting rainwater. So I'm putting them to use with some of that inspirational planning.
I have a weakness for succulents and especially love that I can grab a stem from a plant at any location and easily add it to my own collections! That makes them the perfect gift for the next hostess, birthday girl, or new homeowner.
After giving the pots a good cleaning, I grabbed materials around the house and started making these pots one-of-a-kind. Chalkboard paint is such a good option for gifts because the message can be altered at a moment's notice!!
Then I walked around the yard and snipped a few pieces of succulents and planted them in the pots. With enough water, sunshine and time, these succulents will fill the pots and I will have housewarming and hostess gifts on hand for months to come!
debbie

14 comments :

  1. So cute! Good reuse of the pots :)

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  2. These look great - what a good idea painting them. Am going to get started for Easter - Alice @ Mums Make Lists (Found you on Sugar Bee link up)

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  3. This is a great idea and the pots are so cute! I love plants, but never thought about giving one as a hostess gift. Thank you for sharing this idea and I'm happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to more. Hope you'll stop by sometime!

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  4. I love that you have reused your donated pots and updated them, they look great!! I have never used the blackboard paint but good idea, and I am becoming more friends with succulents as we now live in the desert and I can make a collection by my front and back door. Hope you can stop by and leave your favorite post on my Valentine Hook Up Linky http://ohmyheartsiereviews.com/valentines-hook-linky-214/

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  5. These are all so cute and unique. I like the chalkboard one and the pastel colors. Beautiful!

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  6. I love the paint colors! SO CUTE!
    www.ikneadtobake.blogspot.com

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  7. What a great idea! I can't think of anyone who wouldn't like to get that as a gift! I love chalkboard paint, and I'm also really interested in trying to grow succulents {because I kill every other kind of plant, lol}. Would you consider sharing this at my party this weekend? http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/02/shine-on-fridays-67-and-giveaway.html

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  8. Cute Debbie. They will be even cuter when the succulents fill it. The pot colors are like a breath of spring! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. These are so cute. Great way to upgrade your pots. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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  10. This is a great idea!!!
    I would love if you link this to my party happening now!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  11. My daughter and I are so into succulents right now. There are so many beautiful ones out there. I'm going to show my little collection on my blog soon. Love 'em. It's the perfect gift also! Thanks for bringing them to the fore. Following you on several platforms. Linda
    Would love to have your share your succulents with What to do Weekends.

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/welcome-to-what-to-do-weekends-party.html

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  12. I love these! What a great idea. We'll be having new neighbors shortly, I think I'll make this as a "welcome to the neighborhood" gift!

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  13. what a cute collection! and great gift ideas.

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