What happens when you have two black thumbs and you thrift a planter? You make an indoor succulent garden, that's what. This time of year I always like adding plants/flowers to the house to remind me that there is life after winter - they make hibernating a little more cheerful (so do girl scout cookies). Also, this is another great way to use those little pallets!
what you need: wide planter, cacti, medium-sized rocks, small pebbles, soil, optional: cactus mulch
Begin by prepping your planter (I spray-painted mine white) - make sure it's clean and dry. Then, layer the bottom of the planter with medium-sized rocks. After that, add soil (I used a mixture of soil and cactus mulch) and fill almost to the top.
Begin planting your cacti (try to arrange them before you start adding them to your planter). Once you're satisfied with the arrangement and are done planting, add tiny pebbles to any exposed dirt. Voila!
I know, right? I'd share if I could. I don't think I need to sell this recipe to you, I'll just let the photos do the talking. (Also, this would also be great in milkshake form with a few scoops of ice cream and whipped cream topping. That would bring all the boys to the yard.)
1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1/2 cup strawberries
2 tbsp. nutella
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Gather your ingredients and cut each strawberry in half (also removing the stem).
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well for about one minute.
Pour into a glass and add a strawberry to the rim for cuteness' sake. Enjoy!
I first spotted this project, used as a table runner, on Pinterest months ago and had this reaction. The creative wheels started churning and I realized that these pallets could be used for so much more than just the dining room. I was surprised at how easy they were to make... in fact, the most difficult part of this project was watching the hardware store employee count out 60 stir-sticks for me while rolling her eyes.
The possibilities for these pallets are endless. My favorite way to use it is as a jewelry stand, and you can view others ways I've put them to use below.
what you need: stir-sticks (20 for one pallet), wood stain and cloth (optional), hot glue
Stain each stir-stick with the color stain of your choice by rubbing each side with an old rag. After they've completely dried, line up your sticks. You'll need to lay three flat for the bottom (writing side down), making sure they are equal-width apart and fit the length of one stir-stick.
For the center stir-sticks, glue two together (writing facing each other). Repeat this three times. Glue these three double-sticks equal width apart on top of the three lying flat.
Begin filling in the pallet. You will have 7 across the top and bottom. Once you've finished the top, flip it over and finish the bottom. Enjoy!
They look cute on a nightstand or to hold toiletries in the bathroom.
They work well on a bar-cart or to serve snacks on.