12.13.2010

a homemade natural Christmas








Happy Monday y'all!  The weekend flew by and I have been quite busy creating and gathering xmas gifts and ideas.  I probably shouldn't post these pics pre-Xmas in case any of the recipients see.  But as only a handful of my family members and local friends actually read my posts, I should be pretty safe.  :)
A few weeks back, some of my fave ladies and I went to a great planter making class at our friend Korin's home to learn how to make these fantastic concrete planters.  Kassandra from Barrels and Branches generously shared her craft and recipe.  I loved them so much that I decided to make enough for an army to hand out as stocking stuffers and gifts.  They turned out great!  Between me and my m-i-l, we have quite the succulent farm so planting these babies was pretty easy actually.  Some of the succulents actually came from my wedding from over two years ago! (They spread like wildfire y'all). I added some pieces of my driftwood and shell collection and voila. Aren't they the cutest l'il sh**s?! 

12 comments:

Chanee Vijay said...

I love your succulent farm! You are so crafty. Those make perfect gifts. very impressive, indeed.

intodesigninc said...

Great Idea Michelle...I have done a very similar gift last year to all my family and a few friends. They all loved that I made it myself and that it was something that they can have all year round! Merry Christmas. We need to get together soon! I have been busy, but have some free time (at least until the new year!).

bink and boo said...

These look great! I love the succulents you chose for each planter.

Anonymous said...

I love these Michelle. What a wonderful Idea. I might try this in the Spring. Have a great Christmas with the Family.

Anna Elder said...

i just love succulents!

Estelle said...

Wow, these are amazing. I can only imagine how beautiful your succulent farm must be. Wish I was on your Christmas list. =)

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Ooh! What an awesome gift to receive! Those are gorgeous!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Michelle these are fabulous!!! What talent! I'm so impressed :)

xoxo

Karin Grow said...

I haven't even planted mine yet! Love the little cupcake ones. Karin

knack said...

I love these! I love the concrete planters that you made, and I love succulent gardens. I always look forward to my birthday because I have a friend who makes me a succulent garden every year! LOVE.....

xo

Laura Keller said...

Love these! What a great gift idea! Succulents are among my favorite flowers and I love the way you prepared these ones. Beautiful work! Merry Christmas!

julia wheeler said...

i just saw this DIY on apartment therapy and am trying to get the hubs to help me with some this weekend! yours turned out adorable!

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