CSS Drop Down Menu

Pretty Container for Plants

Hi, everyone! Is this beautiful Spring weather, or what? I’m just reveling in this gorgeous weather.
I saw these pretty arrangements for sale before Easter at Stop and Shop and had to take a picture. I didn’t want to buy them – they were $29. That was way too much money.  Now if I can buy the boxes for $10. and my sister and I  buy 10 or 15 of them (we can’t just make one – we’d have to make enough to give to everyone in the family, of course), buy all the plants to go in them, and the moss, etc.  it would only cost about $250.
Don’t laugh. We’ve done it. We’ve spent a lot of money making things we were too cheap to buy in the first place and then spent WAY more money because we couldn’t make just 2. “Once we get started, we kinda go overboard and keep going. Oh, but it’s not me…no…it’s my sister. She’s the one with the OCD. :)
The moral of the story? If you like it, buy it..even if you CAN make it. It’s probably going to be lots cheaper in the end.
024 (600x800)
I love this idea. It would be beautiful in the center of a table.
027 (600x800)
I like the shabby chic look also.


029 (600x800)



























And, of course, you change the picture to one of your own.
What a gift for Mother’s Day, too.

025 (600x800)























I should have bought one. Dang.

028 (600x800)

























Beautiful Day to all… Linda

Partying at these GREAT PARTIES - let's party!

Door Decoration for Easter


Two yellow Birds
So Very Creative
Bear Rabbit Bear
Take it On Tuesday 
Do It Yourself Dreamer
Mama Mia's Heart to Heart
Katherine's Corner
Craftionary
Monday CraftomaniacSkip to my Lou * Mad in Crafts * Keeping It Simple * Sumo's Sweet Stuff * C.R.A.F.T. * Making The World Cuter * Alderberry Hill * So Very Creative * Singing Three Little Birds *Ask Anna * Get Outta My Head Please * Three Mango Seeds * Lisa's Craft Blog * Polly Want a Crafter * DIY Home Sweet Home * Sew Can DoCooking with Karyn * An Original Belle * Destination: Craft * Toastie Studio * I should be mopping the floor * Everything Under the Moon
Tuesday - Tip Junkie * Sugarbee Crafts * Funky Polkadot Giraffe * My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia * Crafty Confessions * Home Stories A to Z * Homework * Not Just a Housewife * Project Queen *A Diamond in the Stuff * Cherished Bliss * Blackberry Vine * Uncommon * The Southern Product Queen
Wednesday - Prairie Scraps Someday Crafts *Sew Much Ado * Tea Rose Home *A Little Tipsy * The Thrifty Home * Fireflies and Jellybeans * My Girlish Whims * Gingersnap Crafts * Raegun Wear * The CSI Project* The Stuff of Success * Lil' Luna * The Sasse Life * Fine Craft Guild * Embracing Change * Go Team Duncan
Thursday - Somewhat Simple * The Shabbycreek Cottage * The 36th Avenue * Thrifty 101 * A Creative Princess * House of Hepworths * The Artsy Girl Connection * Katie's Nesting Spot * Between U and Me * A Glimpse Inside * Christina's Adventures * Made in a Day * Adventures in Dinner * 52 Mantels
Friday - Thirty Handmade Days * Romantic Home *Tatertots and Jello* Simply Designing * Creation Corner * Blissful and Domestic * Young and Crafty * Delicate Construction * Happy Hour Projects * Sassy Sites * A Blonde's DIY Life * Whipperberry * Little Inspiration * Serenity Now * Here Comes The Sun * Tidy Mom * Raising Oranges * Happy Go Lucky * The Grant Life * Toys in the Dryer * Fingerprints on the Fridge * Bacon Time * At the Picket Fence * Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday - Positively Splendid.com * Be Different Act Normal * Family Ever After *Lovely Crafty Home * Lollyjane * Funky Junk Interiors * Too Much Time On My Hands * Six Sisters Stuff * Country Momma Cooks * Nutmeg Place
Sunday - The Girl Creative *The DIY Showoff * Nifty Thrifty Things *Petite Hermine * I Heart Naptime * Flamingo Toes * Cherished Treasures *My 1929 Charmer * Embellishing Life Everyday * Sunday Social * Sassafras Salvation





Hi, I'm Linda and I am the writer, crafter, and chief-cook-and-bottle-washer of this blog. Hope you will join me for some fun and it's all about fun. What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about.

Join Me On: Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus | Pinterest | Instagram | Subscribe

18 comments:

  1. I love this post! You are so funny, Linda.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's very pretty, Linda! I like the idea of using a wood box.

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday : )

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is such a great idea- so pretty! I'm now following on Linky Follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog, so I could find yours!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this! It looks so nice - very well done! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!

    I noticed that you created a Spring is Here board on Pinterest - awesome!! Can you take the link for that pinboard and post it on the Pinterest Party? Thanks! You can continue to add to your pinboard any spring thing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is really pretty!!

    You shared this link at the Bloglovin' Hop on my blog. I was wondering if you have a Bloglovin' account so that I can update your link to Bloglovin'?
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/bloglovin-hop.html

    You are more than welcome to also share your project at From Dream To Reality:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-11.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is so cute!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are really cool. They WOULD make great gifts!
    Have fun making them if you do.

    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  9. Linda,
    That is a pretty box. I had to laugh when reading your post because I sometimes do the same thing..where it would be cheaper for me just to buy the item instead of making it. My husbands always just laughs when I tell him "I think I'll make so and so".
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments and also following~I'm now following yours to see what other great crafts you come up with.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those containers are BEAUTIFUL!! I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree I often find making it myself can end up more costly than purchasing the already made item. But you can't put a price on fun and a gift made yourself. Thanks for visiting my blog as co-host of Katherine's Corner blog hop it's been a pleasure visiting. Following back.

    ReplyDelete
  12. They are gorgeous! Such a great idea! Thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my lollipop wash cloth centerpieces. BTW I host a weekly link party on wednesdays that is going on right now and I'd love for you to join in at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/whimsy-wednesdays-6.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. So pretty! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So, so pretty, Linda. I found your page through your guest post at Su's Starsunflower Studio. The Johnny Jump-Ups arrangements are too cute.
    Following on Linky and added you to my sidebar to not miss a thing. ;) I look forward to visiting.
    Much love,
    Marcia

    ReplyDelete
  15. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. That is such a cute idea! I love using all sorts of things as planters. I'm a new linky follower! Stop over sometime. http://mamaldiane.com/

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think it's a lovely idea! Upcycled, recycled and splendid Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for linking up to Tout It Tuesday. You know, I think I have an old photo box that coul turn into something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete