Two days ago, I got the heads up that my mother-in-law was headed out our way for an impromptu camping trip along the coast….OUR coast. My hubby took a couple of minutes to realize that it also happened to be Mother’s Day weekend. I must admit that he panicked just a bit. However, when your wife is a junker and repurposer…what is the point of panicking? Check out the crazy simple gift that I whipped out for my uber talented gardener of a mother-in-law!
A while ago, I picked up this piece at the GoodWill Outlet. It is a conical center vase with several circular attachments meant for votives. Who could resist fresh flowers and candlelight. I decided to pick it up on a whim…and I mean a whim because I didn’t have any direct need or purpose for the thing.
Whenever I discover something that interests me but holds no direct purpose for my needs, I try to create or discover a new purpose for the object. Case in point, this vase needed to be made-over into a a planter!
At the local Ace Hardware, I picked up plants in an assortment of colors and textures.
Since the center vase had no drainage, I decided that planting an herb as opposed to a succulent would be a safer bet. I loved the color, shape and aroma of this lime thyme. For the “votive” circles, I chose a variety of succulents…paying close attention to the variety of color and form.
Planting was a cinch! Potting soil for my herb, and succulent soil for my little guys!
I think she is going to love it! At least the gardener and inner-junker in her will think it’s cool.
Hope this inspires some repurposing!