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.
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I love this idea. It would be beautiful in the center of a table.
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I like the shabby chic look also.

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

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I should have bought one. Dang.

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Beautiful Day to all… Linda


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

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

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday : )

  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!

  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!

  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'?

    You are more than welcome to also share your project at From Dream To Reality:

  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" @!

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

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


  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.

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

  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.

  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

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

  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,

  15. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  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.

  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

  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.


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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