Thursday, March 1, 2012

DIY Indoor Garden

Not sure about you, but I've found myself mentally jumping to April and May already. I can't wait for Spring and all the good things that come along with it :) {Hoping Seattle can deliver a least a little warm sunshine in my final quarter at SPU!}  All these thoughts of Spring had me longing for a little garden of my own. Clearly I can't plant anything outside, as it's still freezing! But that didn't stop me. Two weeks ago at my tour of West Elm's Spring collection, I was inspired by their indoor garden feature. They have everything from the plants and succulents needed, to the beautiful glass hurricanes and bubbles to house the plants. I bought a cute little green succulent while I was there, then went out last weekend to one of my favorite garden stores for the rest of my goods.

Materials: Plants, terra-cota pot and saucer, moss, pretty bowls or jars, paint, brushes, glue gun, tape.

Step 1: Cut your tape into small strips to create a pattern on your pot. I chose to make stripes.

Step 2: After you paint in your lines, peel the tape away to reveal the pattern. I love the imperfectness of my pot- notice the little paint splatters? Perfect.

Step 3: Glue your saucer {the saucer I bought is two sizes too big for the pot size, perfect proportions to sit it on top} to the upside down pot.  This creates a terra cotta pot cake stand!

Step 4: Load up your indoor plants on the stand and adorn with some moss for texture. I placed each of the succulents in a decorative milk glass cup and ceramic bowl {similar anthropologie finds: one | two}
 
 
 

After about an hour of coming home with my materials, I had myself my own little indoor garden- the perfect, colorful remedy I needed to quench my longing for Spring.  What about you- do you love flowers and gardens as much as I do?

I'm linking up with Amanda from Serenity Now!
Happy Thursday!
Love,
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PS. All photos taken and edited by the lovely and talented Victoria Carlson Photography. 
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31 comments:

  1. cute pots!! I already have our apt decorated for spring/easter. Wishful thinking!

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  2. So cute! and what a great way ot brighten up your home. I love succulents. Job well done!

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  3. I LOVE this!! Question... How long do succulents last???

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  4. I love, love, LOVE this post. I just posted a garden post yesterday. I cannot stop thinking about spring!

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  5. This is the cutest thing ever...seriously, a cake stand-esque flower pot? Adorable. Dying to try this! :)

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  6. How fun!!! I live in a big city so there's not a lot of green-ness around at the moment. Can't wait for spring :D xo

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  7. great idea!! now if only spring would magically show up. its snowing today in boston, yuck!! shared my gallery wall journey on the blog today- thnx for all your help yesterday xoxoxo

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  8. Spring IS right around the corner and now's the time to start getting the interior ready to bring the exterior in! What a cute project - thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a beautiful day!

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  9. Spring here we come! So darling. Is Victoria doing all of your photos now? What time can she be at my home?

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  10. THis is just far too adorable!

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  11. I heart the little succulent plants! So so cute!! I want to do this!

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  12. This is so cute. Funny thing, I was just thinking of how I would do a little thing like this on my desk! Now I have some inspiration! Thanks :)

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  13. This is so pretty! I love it! :)

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  14. Love your new flower pot and I am obsessed with succulents! I had some in my house last year....but I killed them :(

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  15. I love this! Definitely brings some life into the room :) xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  16. This is just so darn cute and cheerful....I love it! Perfect for welcoming spring.

    I ADORE gardens, there's something to be said about being surrounded by all that "life" :)

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  17. That's so cute, Michaela! I need to be more careful with my plants. I left them outside for some sun one day and forgot them there.... Now they "drowned" with all the rain :(

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  18. I so want to bring some more greenery into our home, even though things are blooming here!! I am dying to purchase some succulents.

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  19. LOVE this! you did such a great job :) that little blue bowl is super cute, i need to go get some of those!

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  20. Thisis so sweet, Michaela! I love flowers and gardening! One of my passions. I don't have any succulents yet. This would be fun for our kitchen window. Like the aqau stripes!

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  21. I seriously love this!! This is so what we need...the dogs wouldn't be able to mess them up!!

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  22. Fabulous turn out my dear! It looks wonderful. I love terrariums and little potted plants!

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  23. I'm so ready for sun and flowers and spring! Very cute project my friend! Love it!

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  24. Aw, I love it, M! Such a good idea to bring some green inside : ) I did some succulents last spring and loved them... although they died, oops. You've inspired me to try my hand again!! Love this project!

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  25. That looks really pretty on your window! And of course you look adorable while you project!!

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  26. GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  27. Do you always paint in a super cute dress!? ;)

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