You probably haven’t noticed since it is a small detail change, but the tagline under my blog title has switched from “Light Food That Doesn’t Skimp on Flavor” to “Food and Life With a Punch of Flavor.” For a few months now I’ve thought it would be fun to throw in a few DIY/random other things on here every once in a while apart from just food (like my Free Downloadable Weekly Cleaning Checklist). I really enjoy stuff like that so I figured, why not?
Because of this change, I thought it would be a good idea to make the tagline not be just about food! The Garlic Diaries will still be mostly about food, just with a few extras thrown in every now and then!
Like this super cheap Target Dollar Spot revamp! If you don’t know what Target’s “Dollar Spot” aisle is, then you definitely need to go check it out. It is usually a few aisles right at the front of the store that have little items ranging from about $1-$5 or so. I’ve passed by it several times and thought about sifting through their stuff and finding something I could revamp and use as decoration in our apartment.
Which brought me to this super cute (and super cheap) little decoration that is now sitting at the center of my coffee table!
It started with three little attached galvanized metal buckets.
I popped those off their little bracket and filled them with potting soil and a fake succulent from Hobby Lobby. I happened to have the box that they are sitting in around my apartment – my mother-in-law gave it to me for Christmas. I thiiink it might be from Ross, but you can find them in lots of different places. I saw some that were similar at Hobby Lobby, or you could just have the buckets sitting out by themselves!
I am a sucker for galvanized metal and a BIG sucker for succulents…sucker for succulents :). I really wanted them in my wedding bouquet, but those babies are expensive!
These little fake ones were super cheap though, and they require zero watering and sunlight – so no work for you! And they look pretty real if I say so myself. Seth thought they were until I told him otherwise.
Originally I was going to spray paint these cream and then scrape some of the paint off so it had a rustic look, but the galvanized metal matched the little strip of metal on the box, so I just left them as is.
Here is the breakdown for this project, including tax:
Three piece galvanized metal buckets (Target): $3.21
Small bag of potting soil (Hobby Lobby): $2.66
Three piece fake succulents (Hobby Lobby): $3.18*
Total Cost: $9.05
*I used a 40% off coupon for the succulents, they were originally $4.99. Hobby Lobby has coupons all over the place, but I used my “Retail Me Not” app on my phone for this one.
1. Pop the galvanized metal buckets apart so they are separate
2. Fill each bucket with potting soil, leaving about a inch of room at the top
3. The succulents come with wires attaching all three together. Clip them apart (I used regular scissors, but wire cutters would work better if you have them) and place one in the soil in each bucket.
4. Place in a box like the one shown above if you have one or can find one, or just keep them separate!