Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shutter & Succulents

My hubby hung this shutter for me a while ago, and I knew it needed something in the basket, I just didn't know what. 
The shutter sat in a window for a long time, but now that I wanted it on a wall, it needed to be prepared! 

 We took one of the hinges off of the back and turned it the other direction, still holding the 2 pieces together, but now it won't open.
 Then simply added a wire for hanging but screwing it in on each end.
I added a wreath and cute little bird cage piece I picked up a Michael's 2 seasons ago. It still needed more...

 So I found some hooks that fit perfectly into the shutter and hung a long wire basket.

 But the basket was empty, what could I put inside it??? I have been pondering this for a while now, and then I decided that succulents would be perfect and add a nice spiring touch!
Aren't they cute! Picked them up at Home Depot. I love the different colors each one has!
Time to re-pot them! I had some old galvanized pails that I found at a garage sale in the summer, this is why I buy things that I know I will eventually use. 

I re-potted all 4 succulents into the larger tins. When you do this, be sure to add some rocks in the bottom for drainage! And do not put the dirt all the way to the top of the tin, leave a little room for when you water!

Now they are ready for the shutter basket!

This is the perfect addition to my shutter, now it looks complete!!

I think I have a bit of spring fever, it is 55 in Northern Minnesota today!! It was great to be able to replant these guys outside. 
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