Good morning guys! I have a really fun, simple and cheap project to share with y’all today. I have been wanting to do a fun centerpiece for my dining room. I paired my love of succulents and my love of wood and this is what I came up with! Check out my DIY Succulent Centerpiece…
How cute, huh? I love it. And really it works anywhere… Not just as a centerpiece. This is super simple to make. You might have the scraps lying around (if your scrap pile is a monstrosity like mine 😉 )
You will need a 1x4x8 pine or white wood board first. I used white wood which makes this board about $5. Here are the cuts I made…
Next step is adding your holes. I used this hole saw bit by Ryobi that you can find at Home Depot.
The bit has a small point on the end of it making it really easy to find where you want to drill the hole accurately.
I put a scrap board under one of my 34″ pieces and started drilling my holes. I made mine 4″ apart center to center.
After drilling 7, it looked like this. I used my sander to soften the edges just a bit.
Next, I added my two 7″ pieces to each end. I did this by first adding a line of Gorilla Wood Glue.
Then, I used a bar clamp to hold the sides in place.
I used my Ryobi AirStrike brad nailer to attach these pieces using 1.25″ brad nails.
After attaching both of those I flipped the piece over and attached the other 34″ piece using glue and my nail gun again.
I wanted to give the centerpiece a more substantial look, so I cut a piece of 2×6 wood at 36″ and attached the box to it using wood glue and my nailer.
Now for the finish. First, I stained the whole thing with Varathane Weathered Gray stain.
After that dried, I put a coat of Rust-Oleum Chalked paint in Linen White over the whole thing.
After that dried, I used my Corner Cat sander over the entire piece to give it a distressed weathered look. LOVE the results.
Now for the succulents! This planter holds mini clay pots perfectly as well. That was my original plan until I ran across these little votives at Hobby Lobby for $.77 a piece… Yes, please.
I filled each one with a few river rocks first…
Then I used a potting mix for succulents and added a plant to each cup. I LOVE how they look in the glass and how little I have to water them 😉
So… What do you think?
Hope you love it as much as I do!
Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I would LOVE for you to share this and Pin it with all your peeps.
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