Monday, September 28, 2009

What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say Fake and Succulent?

I wish I could tell you that my indoor plants were thriving and that all greenery in and/or around my house was totally blowing up. Figuratively speaking of course. But frankly, I'm sort of sick of live plants. The light isn't right, it's too dry, it's too wet, turn me, etc.

I've got a green thumb too so this sort of stuff comes easily for me. But I just can't seem to remember to do...well, anything to them- except kill them.

I'm not big into fake plants. The only fake plants I have are a few on top of my kitchen cabinets, which I don't even like and put there because I thought that's what I was supposed to do.

With that being said, I filed it in the back of my mind to look for semi-real looking fake plants.

Here's what I found:


Yeah looks completely horrible right? I got it for $2.99 because it was missing a chunk of the Styrofoam planter.


* I'd like to note one thing at this point in my story. I have a diversion to Styrofoam. I have a really hard time dealing with it. So much so, that if I have to touch it, or hear it, I automatically start talking through my teeth and get goosebumps. Styrofoam is my nails on a chalkboard and I will do everything in my power {usually} to avoid it. But because I think this is important, I trek on.... *

Do you see now why I bought this bundle of Styrofoam hell?


That's right, the fake succulents. They are all the rage right now, you know.


With earplugs in, I shoved a block of Styrofoam into a cheapy IKEA pot.


And then just stuck the succulents into the foam. Knowing that they were fake and stuck in foam, I decided that something had to go at the base for some sort of realistic feature. So I just used so flat river rocks.



And here you go!


The moral of this post is to remember not to overlook things. Take a second look and see how exactly you can take it apart, repaint or redo a piece and give it a new life in your home.

Oh! And make sure you go check out Inspiration Tuesday at It's Great To Be Home today

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Catherine Hansen Peart said...

This looks great! I had to laugh about the styrofoam - my hubby is exactly the same. He avoids it like the plague.

Liz said...

I love the succulents! Great job bringing them to life! I need to try that out b/c I kill absolutely every plant I come in contact with. P.S. You rock for joining Inspiration Tuesday - I decided to retire it for awhile, but hopefully it will make a comeback!

The Rambler said...

I LOVE it!!

And shoulders and spine shivered in pain as you described your 'love' for styrofoam.

Cristin said...

I love succulents! Yours looks great.