DIY: Gold and White Cross Planter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Did I mention lately that I've been loving me some gold?  Because if I haven't already, and if you're new to these parts of the interwebs - then ummmm.. yah! I have a little bit of an obsession (here and here).  Oh and I'm loving the crosses too.. by the way, FYI, if you didn't know now you know.  SIDENOTE: I would have hashtags all of those lil sayings after, "crosses too" but I thought it'd be a little bit too much.  Because if you didn't know - I do love me some Jimmy Fallon hashtag clips!  Especially the skits with Justin Timberlake and Jonah Hill.
As a disclaimer - I'm not a crafter, whatsoever.  I don't know what brushes to use for what.  Why brushes have different bristles (is that what it is called)?  Or whatever!  It took me quite a few quotes to paint these bad boys and not have the terracotta show through.  I'm not sure if it was the paint or the brushes I used to paint them - but I finally got it looking pretty decently.  

My crosses aren't all the same length in the rows - but it is unique and one of a kind.  A special kind of pretty - if you will! And don't you love that lil succulent?!  I've been wanting to do a little mini garden of succulents for awhile - but I'm horrible at making decisions, so this lil guy will do for now.  Let's call him Spike!

Spike is a Hawaorthia Attenuata succulent.  Also known as a zebra plant.  He hails from the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Spike requires partial shade to full sun.  The brighter the light, the deeper shade of green he shows.  However, in full sun, Spike will turn into a beautiful reddish-purple color.  Spike doesn't really like to drink water all that much and only when he is on the verge of dehydration.  He is totally independent and doesn't like alot of attention.  Lastly - Spike will bloom anywhere from late to mid winter and an antenna will emerge from the center with smal white blooms.  You should snip it off when the bloom fades.  If you check out the head shot, you can see Spike already has his antenna, we're just waiting for him to bloom.

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  1. Love this!! I'm always looking to bring in more green :) so many cute DIY's around these parts lately! ;)

  2. Thanks Steph! I had a hard time with it covering up the porous terracotta, but it worked out well. I'm thinking I wasn't using the right brushes too???

  3. Oh you noticed! Hehe. Yes, I've never been a crafter - but I've been on a DIY frenzie - partially due to Melyssa's creative collective. I think it's just gotten me out of wanting to do it - and actually doing it. Now its completely addictive!

  4. Hello Spike! :) I love the planter! Great job. I didn't even notice that the crosses weren't the same length in each of the rows. Well, I guess I did, but I didn't think anything of it. I like it better this way than if they were all exactly the same.

  5. Thanks Crystal! It gives it some character! Lol.. That's what I tell myself anyway!


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