Weekend Beautiful ~ Blog Party {2}

I am so excited to share the very first features on my blog. Last week I hosted my first blog party!! Thanks to everyone who submitted their projects. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to choose favorites, there were so many great projects!! But,¬†without further ado, here are the projects that really¬†caught my eye this week.

First up, are these thrifted salt and pepper shakers from How Lovely It Is. Two of my favorite things in the world, thrift store treasures and spray paint :-). I think these are so awesome and I have not stopped looking for my own at thrift stores since.

Thrifted Shakers

This End Table Makeover from My Love 2 Create is not only fabulous, but she did it with one hand. Check it out!!

MyLove2Create 2end table

I just loved this Fireplace Makeover. You get two DIYs in one over at Wife In Progress this week. You will think it’s even more amazing once you see the price tag!

White Washed Fireplace

Last but not least, I love this Mason Jar Tote from Family Home and Life. The tutorial on how to do this is fabulous! Another project added to my list of so want to do this!!

Mason Jar Tote

Thanks again to everyone who partied last week! If you were featured, don’t forget to grab a button!!

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If you link up a project this week, here’s another button for you! Can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!!

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Top Five Succulent Wreath Inspirations

I am in love with succulents right now. They are easy to grow, they don’t need a lot of water, and they like full sun. What else could a girl ask for? I also recently learned what hens and chicks were :-).

They are also versatile and a great way to add art to your garden. My friend brought me a magazine the other day that had hanging frames of succulents, sort of like these:

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Instantly I knew I had to make one. It’s on the list!!

I have also been inspired by succulent wreaths. They are just beautiful, and I think it could be a great DIY project. Here are my top picks:

I love this wreath from Pretty Prudent. Isn’t it just beautiful??

Wreath

I love the darker colors in this wreath from Foam Magazine

Foam Mag

I love the pretty purple in this wreath from Real Simple.

Real simple

The statement of this piece is strong. By using all one succulent like Flora Grubb, you get a modern wreath that looks luxurious. This would be a perfect Christmas wreath!!

Floragrub

I love the rustic, country look of this wreath Room for Dessert accomplished by using light colored plants.

Room for dessert

Have you done any succulent projects in your garden? My latest project was this hanging shelf. I used teapots that I have collected at thrift stores as my planters to display the succulents.

Too many projects, too little time :-)

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