Our Mini Family: Petite Succulents Shelf


Dec 28, 2013

Petite Succulents Shelf

I bought a plain, wooden shadowbox at Michael's the other day and starting walking around the store. All of the Christmas decor was on sale, and the aisles were looking filled with clutter. I made my way through the store searching for what I could do and then I saw it: 
the succulents section!

I grabbed a few succulents I liked and then went on my merry way!
I stained the shadowbox in cherry and painted a few flowers on the empty shelves. I just wanted to go for something that stayed with the garden/succulent theme, and nothing too fancy!
Using a hot glue gun, I created a moss border around the entire edge and along the shelving. But can I tell you: unused moss lying around in a Ziplock baggy just look so WRONG! LOL

From start to finish, this project took just less than one afternoon!

62 comments :

  1. This is so cute! What a creative idea :) Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! We appreciate you having us! :D

      Have a happy New Year!
      ~Cathy~

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  2. I myself love doing over old frames, windows etc. It is so much fun and the results are amazing. You did a great job on your Petite Succulents Shelf.

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Kathy! Yes! I am a fan of old frames and windows--so much potential there!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your creative project at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead. I really appreciate each person who takes the time to come by and link up. I'm making a special announcement at tomorrows party, it's all about new beginnings for the new year. :)

    Hope to see you again soon!

    April

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    1. My pleasure, April! Happy to share whenever I can :)

      I'll be sure to check out the announcement tomorrow!

      Have a great night,
      ~Cathy~

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  4. This is such a cute craft. I love the shelf you made. Thanks so much for linking up at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you very much! I appreciate you having us!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  5. Love this idea. i received a roll of moss ribbon as a gift - I think it would be perfect to edge the box. And I would not have to label the roll :>))) Tiny succulents - so sweet!

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    1. I saw moss ribbon at the store the other day! I almost bought that, actually! Have you thought about what else you may do with it? I love moss!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  6. Very creative! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

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    1. Aww thank you, Katherine! I appreciate it :D

      ~Cathy~

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  7. I love your sweet little shelf. The colors are beautiful and it makes me think of frolicking in the garden, not that I frolic or have a garden but you know what I mean. :) Your bag definitely made me laugh. Keep up the good work. ;)

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    1. Haha thanks Bree! Your comment made me smile from ear to ear--that is what I needed this very moment, so thanks for that!

      ~Cathy~

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  8. LOL, very cute and im glad you labeled the bag! Thanks for sharing at Create it or Bake it, My linky party has now changed to Happiness is Homemade from Sunday -Thursday would love for you to come back and share http://mommyondemand.com/happiness-homemade-1/

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    1. My pleasure! I just linked up to Happiness is Homemade--thanks for the invite! :D

      Have a great night!
      ~Cathy~

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  9. Very cute indeed!!! I never thought of doing something like this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome, Michelle! Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Cathy~

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  10. How cute! You did a terrific job -- very creative. Thanks for sharing. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
    https://www.facebook.com/irisabbeyfurniture

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    1. Thank you, Ann Marie!

      Have a great rest of your week,
      ~Cathy~

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  11. How adorable! My daughters would love to make their own for their rooms. And I laughed that you had to label your "not weed" bag. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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    1. Haha it just looked so wrong, you know? Heaven forbid someone find that and think I'm dealing or doing drugs haha!

      Thanks Susan!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  12. Adam and Cathy, this is such a cute idea. I love plants indoors. I'm going to try this. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature, Anne! You rock!

      Can't wait to check it out :)

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  13. I agree--a bag of moss does look suspicious! That was hilarious! What a huge transformation you did with the shelf! Thanks so much for sharing this with our Frugal Crafty Home readers!

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    1. Thank you for having me, Carrie! But yeah, my husband lost it laughing when he saw the bag!

      Have a great rest of your week,
      ~Cathy~

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  14. Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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    1. Yay!! Thanks so much for the feature, Diana! I look forward to checking it out tomorrow.

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  15. Wow you had me a little when I first seen the bag :-}. What a great creative idea, and the cherry color is so pretty. It would look great in any room! Very creative. Thanks for sharing your creativeness last week at Sunday's Best, you helped make the party a success.

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    1. Cathy, that's funny! Yes, I had no idea when I first put it out that it would appear sketchy, but my husband quickly had me label the bag and we laughed about it for a while! Thank you so much for coming by and saying hello! You are awesome!! I've always loved My 1929 Charmer! :)

      ~Cathy~

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  16. you for sure have an eye for spring! I think its about time it shows up around here! very cute! i liked it

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    1. Haha thank you so much!! Yes--I have spring on the horizon! Hehe

      ~Cathy~

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  17. This is so cute I love to collect succulent plants too looks so fun to make

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    1. Awesome! I love it!

      Thank you, Laurie!
      ~Cathy~

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  18. Love the cute shelf!! Would like one for in the kitchen. Thx 4 sharing.

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    1. My pleasure!

      Have a great day, Lori!
      ~Cathy~

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  19. Not sure if you made this with live or artificial succulents, but either way it's adorable. They say having greenery about, even if it's fake, lowers your blood pressure and puts you in a better state of mind. I'll have to try adding some little plants to my decor.

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    1. I will admit--they are fake. I am super busy usually and don't want to risk letting real succulents die Haha! I hope you can forgive me ;) But yeah, I have heard that about the blood pressure--so cool!

      Have a great weekend & thanks for coming by,
      ~Cathy~

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  20. This is a really cute idea. A little shelf would look great in just about any room. And the "not weed" labeled bag cracked me up!

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    1. Haha I am glad you got a kick out of that!

      ~Cathy~

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  21. This is very cute. It would be interesting to have mirrored panes or glass panes like an actual window instead of just painted wood. Thank you for sharing this craft post.

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    1. Oh that would be cool! I agree :)

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  22. I love this idea. I wouldve never thought to use a shadow box for it!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nickie! I saw it at Michaels and the idea came to me then!

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  23. Haha! the ziploc made me giggle. How creative! Its beautiful now I'm dreaming of spring!

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    1. Yes--love spring! It cannot get here soon enough :)

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  24. I can't believe how awesome that turned out! Thanks for sharing this craft idea :)

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    1. My pleasure, and thanks for coming by our blog today!

      Cheers!

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  25. This is so cute! What a great way to add a bit of "living color" to a room.

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    1. Yes--for sure! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  26. How adorable...and just in time for spring. It turned out beautiful!

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    1. Aww yes I love spring & I love that you think it's beautiful!

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  27. This is great! I love DIY decor and am now following you on FB to see what else you come up with.

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    1. Awesome!! I am glad, Renee! Cheers :)

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  28. I REALLY LIKE THESE SHELFS --GREAT WORK

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  29. Precious idea for my new place! I am finding some great stuff thanks to crafty blogs!

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    1. Awesome, Allison! Enjoy your new place to live :)

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  30. This is just too cute and thank you for sharing with us.

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