Dollar day do over-teacup planter

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Came across this set while out junking with my aunt in Mesa Arizona. I love the shops out in Mesa. They have a lot of really nice vintage items in their shops out there. Not sure if this vintage or not but I thought it would be a nice little planter for some of my succulents. Always love my dollar day shopping sprees.

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There isn’t much to upcyling this little treasure I found, just using it in a different way was all it really needed. Since I spend a lot of time out in my garden I thought some of my clippings from my plants would be great for this project. I will take clippings from some of my plants in my garden to create new plants to give out to friends and family members.

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The other day a neighbor came over to ask if I had a little plant she could give to a friend of hers that just moved into a new apartment for a house gift. She was going to go to the nursery down the street but remembered I have a little nursery of sorts in my back garden and instead of borrowing sugar she wanted to get a plant.

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I had the perfect plant for a small apartment. I came back with a baby spider plant. Then the next day she brought my empty pot back but she filled it with a plant from her garden. She told me it also produces little babies.

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So I have lots of little babies growing or trying to grow over our summer months, which is not easy and thought this teacup set would be perfect to transplant some clippings to.

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First I clipped some stems from one of my plants.

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Then I transferred dirt to the teacup.

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The teacup doesn’t have holes in the bottom for drainage, so make sure you never over water your succulents, which you shouldn’t be doing anyway since succulents really don’t need a lot of water.

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Make holes for your clippings.

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Then arrange your clippings in your cup. Water every other day using very little water or a spray bottle. Eventually the clippings will take root.

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I have plants all over my garden from clippings.

If you want to get the kiddos involved with this dollar day do over then have them make plant picks.DSC_5058.JPG

You will need:

Watercolor paper

Watercolors

Twine

Glue

Sequence

Mod Podge dimensional magic (optional)

Skewers

Scissors

 

Draw out butterflies onto your watercolor paper, and then start water coloring them.

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Once dry glue twine around butterflies.

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Add sequence beads.

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Fill in with Mod Podge dimensional magic for a three-dimensional look (I am not getting anything for this, just like using this product, you can use resin on some materials but that is more expensive and takes more steps)

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Then glue skewers to the backs of your butterflies and add to your plants.

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Hope you like this simple dollar day do over. Remember when out there shopping look at everything in a different way. We need to stop throwing everything away once we grow tired of it. Upcycled, recycled, regifted, etc…just try not to give up on something that just needs a little elbow grease and some TLC. And remember to include those little ones when creating, all ages and all levels. Happy crafting everyone.

 

 

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