Hey there…I hope your week is off to a great start!
I’ve been busy helping Jennifer get moved into the new house as well as getting a couple of projects done. I can’t wait for y’all to see her new home!
Back at my house I’m slowly but surely getting decor items checked off of my to-do list. I’m still on a beach vacation high and bringing just a few coastal touches into the house. Did you see my Coastal Inspired Summer Mantel?
While on vacation, my bestie Bambi and I managed a day on our own spent shopping. There were so many cute shops highlighting coastal charm and decor – I was in my element. Now, I’m going to confess something…and I hope I’m not the only person that does this. I saw something in a shop that truly inspired me to create for myself, the price tag was just a bit much. So…I secretly snapped a couple of pics with my iPhone. I know, I know – but I just couldn’t justify paying the high price and I knew I already had all of the materials I needed. Is that bad? 🙂
I wanted to make a coastal inspired succulent garden similar to this one that I saw in the store…
When I saw the sand in the glass container my mind raced with ideas! I had already been picking up shells from the beach. I had also collected a bag of beach sand. I was sure that once I returned home I could quickly put something together.
I have smooth river rocks from the Dollar Store that I use in various projects. These faux succulents were leftover from Jennifer’s wedding…
The first one I made was totally coastal. I used the beach sand, my collected shells and the succulents. In the inspiration piece they had added an additive to the sand to make it hard like glue. This is for my own home so I prefer the loose sand.
In the second container I used play sand, the Dollar Store rocks and the leftover succulents.
The sand looks so pretty in the clear containers. Oh yeah – these containers were leftover from a floral arrangement and an extra large candle that had burned down.
I hope you’re inspired to make your own succulent garden. The possibilities are endless LOL.