I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but this has been such a rainy summer. I’m officially over it.
In between the raindrops, I’ve been busy coming up with plans for styling my deck. In fact, I’ve made a lot of progress. However, I just haven’t had a moment to bring it all together. Plus, I’m still waiting for a couple more accessories to arrive. (If you want a little sneak peek of one completed project, check out this post on Instagram.)
In the meantime though, I wanted to pop in and share a super simple DIY project. (I’m using the term “DIY” loosely here, but I did it myself, so let’s just go with it.)
Last week I was doing some shopping and came across these really cute wall hanging baskets with succulents planted in them. I was half tempted to put one of them in my cart when I remembered I had a very similar basket sitting in my basement. (It was one of those projects that never came to life and the poor basket sat abandoned for years.) Instead, I picked up a few succulents on the clearance rack and decided to put together the project myself – as any good blogger should. Let me show you.
Basically you’re just going to add in some dirt and plant your succulents. (I told you, calling this a DIY is a stretch.) However before you get started, make sure you create a small hole in the plastic lining of your basket. This will allow the water to drain. Succulents like dry soil. The drainage hole will keep them happy.
Once the hole is cut, add in your soil and then pop in your plants.
I chose a variety of succulents in different colors, shapes, and sizes to give the basket some interest. However, you can totally opt for one variety, one color, etc.
After everything is planted, give the wall planter a quick watering and then it’s ready to hang.
Pretty simple, right?
For my deck, I’m trying to achieve a folk/Scandinavian, modern style. I think this little addition is the perfect blend. Don’t you?
Another one of the deck projects completed. Now please keep your fingers crossed for some rain-free weather so I can finish the entire project and start to enjoy it!