As I'm sure you know by now, I'm a big fan of succulents. They're easy to grow, they don't need to be watered too terribly often, and they're a great way to add green to small spaces. Not too long ago, we shared a stunning upcycled succulent planter table.
Reader Diane Vautier shared some photos with me of the succulent table she created. Diane says:
I did something similar but on a much smaller scale with a discarded dresser drawer. It’s lots of fun to let imaginations run wild with upcycled materials.
She was also kind enough to share how she made this beautiful succulent table:
I used a dresser drawer (that I found on the side of the road that had been put out for trash). Cleaned it up, removed hardware, added legs (made from 2″ x 2″ that I had the store cut for me), painted it white (to match my house decor), lined it with plastic, planted some plants (hens & chickens and some colorful vining stuff, added flat rocks (so I can use it for a side table – and have a glass etc on it), and then topped the soil with sheet moss. It’s outside right now, but will come inside for the winter.
Don't you just love a good find from the side of the road? I think this project really exemplifies what craftivism is all about: using crafty skills to turn an object that was headed for the landfill into something beautiful and new. High five, Diane!
Have you guys done any fun projects like this succulent table? Let's keep the craftivism inspiration going in the comments!
All photos by Diane Vautier. Used with permission.