Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Metal Box succulent container - thrift store makeover

Today I'm sharing a 
thrift store makeover
metal box succulent container.

succulent container, succulents, thrift store makeover



Every time I'm at the thrift store
and find something I love,
I pick it up and find a use for it later.

My husband is very patient with my hoarding tendencies
and our FULL garage!  :)


metal file box


As I was recently perusing my stash,
I found these metal file boxes.
I picked them up a few months ago at our local thrift store,
Goodwill, for about $1 each.

I was excited to figure out something to do with them. 
I thought they would make a 
lovely container for a plant. 


succulents from aldi


I found this cute succulent planter at Aldi.
You know I love me some Aldi! 


rocks in containers for succulent drainage


For drainage, I put some rocks into 
the bottom of the metal boxes.




Then I added some potting soil.




Then I did the best part,
I placed the succulents into the metal boxes.


succulent container, metal file box




succulent container, metal file box



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I put the boxes onto 

thrift store makeover, succulents, scales, metal box




succulents, metal file box, farmhouse shelves






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and linky party with some awesomely crafty ladies




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Cathy -   A Boy and His Mom
Emy  -  Semigloss Design
Missy -  Gypsy Magpie
Meg -  The Kusi Life
Kim -  Creigh-ations





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18 comments:

  1. I love these! Succulents in old containers just plain makes me happy! So fun!

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    1. Thank you Missy! They make me happy too!! :)

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  2. Girl, you had me at thrift store!! HA!! I love what you did with these boxes, such a neat idea. I would have never thought to think outside the box (there was no way of getting around that pun) like this. I will be on the lookout for some boxes on my next trip, which is soon.

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    1. Love the pun! Made me lol! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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  3. Soooo cute! I always see those on the shelves and now I'll have to snatch some up!

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    1. Thank you! They are at the thrift store pretty often! Good thrifting luck to you!

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  4. Amazing idea! I'm not sure if my Aldi has succulents, but I'll have to check on my weekly trip!

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    1. It's kinda hit and miss at Aldi. I was thrilled to find some!

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  5. I LOVE this idea! They look great in the boxes!

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  6. I loooove this!! The succulents look so cute in the box! I honestly didn't know Aldi even sold them! So cute on those shelves, too!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Aldi is so surprising with what they carry. Love that place!

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  7. I was literally just thinking that some succulents would spruce up my apartment. I cannot wait to try this! What a GREAT idea and I must say they look absolutely perfect on that shelf in your apartment!

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  8. This is such a creative idea, I love it!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! Have a great week! xo

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  9. This is so darn cute! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for some fun containers to plant succulents in. Thanks for co-hosting!

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    1. Thanks so much Shani! Thank you for inviting me to co host!!

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