Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bringing the outdoors in

I know what you are thinking!

"Where the heck have you been?"

What can I say? I don't really have an excuse except that it's Summer time!

We are being lazy here. Enjoying our time together because I know the rest of summer break will fly by and my kids will go back to school again. I love having them home with me all day {even though our house always seems to be a mess}. So I haven't done as many projects or as much blogging. Yep, I'm being lazy and loving it!



I did manage to squeeze in one cute little project!



I love these adorable chicks n hens that I have in our backyard and wanted to bring a few indoors.


I started off with this plain little bucket I picked up at Target for $1.00. No, I can't get enough of that store!


I used a nail and hammer to make some small drainage holes in the bottom.


I cut out a square of burlap fabric and used some paint and a foam stamp to stamp on my number.
I used my hot glue gun to attach it to the bucket.



I added some gravel to the bottom.


Then I added my succulents from my garden.

I love how they look indoors. Such a quick project as well!




Have a wonderful day!


                                                                                   Amy


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30 comments:

  1. I think that it is awesome that you are "living life" and taking time for you this summer...that being said...this project is simply adorable! It is a cute, fast little project...but I love it! Have fun and hope you enjoy the rest of your week ;)

    Erin

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  2. I have those buckets! What doesn't Target sell? It's like a Disney land for adults who want to buy things:)

    I'm also loving the summer with kiddos but nothing at all is getting done, oh well. Before we know it, September will be here again!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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    1. So true, I always find something I can use later!

      Enjoy your little one's as well!

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  3. super cute!! I can think of so many uses for this!

    www.wendymacdesigns.com

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  4. Just darling! I love the textures together. Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  5. What a cute idea! I always see those pails at Target and never know what to do with them. I just might have to go get some now. Thanks for the great idea! Target is so awesome!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  6. Love this! It would be perfect too for numbers for a party table! Looks great
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  7. I love this project! What a wonderful idea! I am definitely pinning this so I could try it out! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Succulents, they get me every time. What a great project. Quick, easy and looks great. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  9. Amy, I simply enjoy your blog, and today I ended up nominating you for the "Sunshine Award". You can read about it and the nomination here: http://chronicchristiancrafter.blogspot.com/2012/07/sunshine-awardand-my-blog-nominations.html. I hope that you are continuing to enjoy this summer vacation!

    Erin

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  10. Cute project! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  11. These are soo adorable.. Just love burlap and galvanized together! Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  12. I little industrial, a little rustic. I like it.

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  13. So cute! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. Great little idea that could be done in so many different sizes. I love it.



    Blessings from Ontario Canada
    Bernice

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  15. Very cute. These would make great table numbers for a casual reception.

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  16. That is a really cute container! Love it with the plant, but it could be used so many ways! Nice job!

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  17. Way cute, I love the burlap! You could use these for so many different things :-) Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  18. Oh, I saw those yesterday at Target. Now I wish I had gotten them! It's so cute. I have burlap too. I haven't painted on it yet. Need to try that!

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  19. The plants inside it made the whole thing for me! Love bringing the garden indoors.

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  20. LOVE how just adding a little burlap and a number changed the bucket completely! Aren't succulents awesome?!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  21. That is adorable Amy.
    I'd love it if you'd consider sharing this over at my Shabbilicious Friday Link party - http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-july_27.html

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  22. I am looking for craft blogs to spotlight on my blog every week in August. I would be delight to Feature your blog on mine. Let me know what you think! Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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  23. What a fun idea!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  24. That is so absolutely adorable - love it!! Definitely pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!

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  25. This looks great! Thank you for sharing this at Saturday Show and Tell. I can't wait to see what you have for this week! I look forward to seeing you there.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  26. I LOVE it!!!! so cute! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

    Robin

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  27. Love your little bucket with the burlap number! So late in getting around to check out all the projects from last weekend, the Olympics are so fun to watch and haven't spent much time at the computer! Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  28. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/upcycled-chicken-coop-clever-chicks.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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