I have an inherent love for nature and plants. My mother's house, our home, was never empty of green leafs and colorful flowers. I love the fact that Nick loves gardening as much as I do and we've established our own little paradise in our balconies.
And decided to adore it and use it as a planter. So I cleaned as much as I could and then I varnished it with a wood varnish.
I left the varnish to dry for a couple of hours.
Since I wanted to use this for succulents I decided not to drill holes in the bottom of the box. Instead I cut one plastic bag (the common kind you get from shops with your purchases but not a biodegradable one) and covered the internal of the box.
Don't worry, it's not going to stay like that!
I then used a few small pumice stones on the bottom of the box, then I added soil and then my succulents.
After that I cut the excess of the plastic bag as close to the soil as I could so it wouldn't show. And ta-da! I now have a recycled adorable shabby chic wooden planter!
Doesn't look great?
It can be used as a centerpiece too!
I can't wait to get my hands on the other wooden box! Would you use succulents as a center piece? If you are in need of a larger box check out cut the wood tutorial.
Lots of love