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


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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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


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