When Mr. Thrive asked if I wanted anything for Mother’s Day, I told him “no” and meant it. The whole go-get-a-camera-thing was more than enough, thankyouverymuch.
But our front porch has been looking a little nekkid …
… and seeing all those beautiful Mother’s Day flowers everywhere got me thinking.
So I marched down to Lowe’s with a little bit of birthday money–just enough to buy a dozen or so of the cheapest, ugliest clearance flowers and hope that a ton of Miracle Grow and a break in our screwy weather might just bring them back to life.
But as it turns out, spending those few bucks on flowers meant that I had roughly
to spend on an actual pot to put them in.
What a surprise.
So there was only one thing left to do:
Grab some cake and get to work!
This was beyond easy:
wash, prime, paint, drill.
** I used BROWN because its what I had on hand, but I’m already wanting to repaint this a bright spring color like purple or yellow. Textured spray paint would look great, too. **
And since I didn’t have a bunch of extra soil laying around and didn’t want this planter to get too heavy, I filled the bottom third of my “planter” with left over packing peanuts.
Pop in plants, water and Voila!
A quick, FREE planter from the ghost of birthday cake pasts.
And for a drip tray?
The base of the dome works great.
My front porch is so much happier now.
And while my planter flowers may look a little sad and sparse up close, I know that they can push back against damage from heat, hail and frost to THRIVE once more.
And this fun little cake cover-turned planter reminds me that thriving is a choice every time I look at it.
So is your yard or porch needing some color?
Short on materials, money or both?
Just have some dessert, lick clean the container and get painting!
Now if I could just get that Welcome mat cleaned off …
Have fun Rockin’ What Ya Got~
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