Color Block Hanging Succulents {easy DIY}

July 3, 2014

I love a quick, wham bam thank you ma’ma kinda DIY project!  Yes, I love the gratification of a big ole’ DIY challenge that takes brains + braun (hello honeycomb shelves), but at the same time something simple is just as satisfying (& takes a whole lot less time).

Now that our baby girl has arrived and I have no free time to do anything, my mind is all for easy + fast…  I’m in git er’ done mode.  I could never give up DIYing, even if I had 8 kids (which will never happen), so instead of tackling something difficult & timely, I’m going for simple.  My latest & greatest – Color Block Hanging Succulents…

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Just to be honest and not have you think I am wonder woman, I worked on this project before the baby arrived, then snapped the final pictures for the post yesterday.  Over the last few days, I really have tried to just sit back, rest, and relax – well for the most part.

So on to this really cool & super easy creation…  When I was shopping at Lowe’s for supplies for a few projects last month, I had to hit the succulent / plant section.  Succulents are my favorite this time of year – Spring & Summer – and I love planting smaller and larger sized succulents in pots, cups, or anything that is container-like.  Last years Spring mantel is a great example of a succulent display using all different style containers.

Spring Mantel

While loading up on different sized succulents at Lowe’s, I found a a pre-made wicker-style hanging basket filled with about 4 different style succulents.  How much better does it get than already made?!

Succulent Shopping

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's

I immediately the hanging baskets would look great in the kitchen at the large window that overlooks the backyard.  I knew I would enjoy them immensely while doing dishes at the sink or prepping dinner.

But of course I had to jazz them up…

I first figured out where the baskets would best be placed to hang from the ceiling.  I made a mark, installed an anchor, then a hook.

Hanging Succulent baskets

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Here comes the easy DIY idea to customize and make them one-of-a-kind, unique pieces.

Using paint that I had on-hand (I had the hardest time choosing the color) and a firm crafting brush, I painted the bottom 1/3 of the wicker / stick basket.  In the end I chose to use plain white and a popping citron green hue (Valspar Olive Tree, which matches the front door).

Color Block Succulent Hanging Baskets - Simple + Fast DIY creation.  Sometimes easy is best!

I could have used tape to make sure the line was straight around, but instead I simply “eyed it”.  I added the paint on thick so it got into all the nooks & crannies.

Color Block Succulent Hanging Baskets - Simple + Fast DIY creation.  Sometimes easy is best!

Within minutes, I made my way around the entire edge and to dry, I hung them by the hooks.  And that’s it.  Down & Dirty easy DIY!

Here’s the result…

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

So fun, right?!  I love how they look and in just 2 weeks they have grown a lot.  I guess they love the light that filtrates through the large window.

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Gosh, I just can not get enough of succulents!

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Pre-made succulent hanging basket from Lowe's jazzed up with paint to create a unique Color Block Succulent Basket {EASY DIY}

Do you love easy DIY creations?  Would you rather start projects from scratch or do you like ‘jazzing’ up something pre-made?

Lowes Creative Team Member Badge - Spring 2014

To gather even more unique, fun, and creative ideas for your indoor and outdoor Summer spaces, I would definitely suggest downloading the Lowe’s Creative Ideas app on your iphone and/or ipad.  I’m always checking out the FREE app for great seasonal + do-it-yourself inspiration.

 Also consider following Lowe’s on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram as well.

Disclosure: I am part of the Lowe’s Creative Team and was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase items for my project.  I was also compensated for my time to use the products.  No one told me what to create, what to buy, how to use the product, or what to write.  All opinions are 100% mine!


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