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Friday, April 18, 2014

Getting the most from your clearance purchases: Succulent Garden Centerpiece


Succulent Garden in Galvanized Tray

Getting the most from your clearance purchases

 When shopping, I am big on going straight to the clearance section first, before actually shopping the store and of course checking out the sales along the way.  While in the clearance section I always take in consideration, first the clearance price and then what can I do with it and will I be able to use it again.  There are a lot of times I am not sure what I will do with a particular item, but if I like it I will purchase it anyway, when the price is right.   There are things that I have picked up and haven't actually used and it has sat in my craft room, but  then an idea will come around and sure enough I will use it.


Planting a Faux Succulent garden at One More Time Events.com


Have you passed up something you really liked and was a great price,  but didn't because it was the wrong color?

Don't over look items that are not the right color, there is always paint.
if it is ceramic, glass ... I just mix up some chalk paint with the color I want it to be.
I have used acrylic paints and sample paints to save on cost which are only a couple of bucks.
And of course there is always spray paint.

Here is an example of buying something on clearance, just because I love succulents dead or alive.
These succulents were actually in the Christmas clearance. (I haven't used them for Christmas decorating)

I have used them in a Spring arrangement creating a bouquet and placing them in a birch branch

Spring Arrangement using faux succulents at One More Time Events.com
Spring Table Centerpiece

And here I am using them in a centerpiece on the patio table.
Faux succulent garden at One More Time Events.com

Here is an example of buying something I like and not sure what I was going to do with them.
I purchased 3 (all three for around $20) of these adorable galvanized trays with rope handles, I have used them on the mantel I did for Valentines Day and now with spring and summer  months approaching us I decided to use the smallest one to plant a faux succulent garden, the other two will be used as serving trays for outdoor entertaining.

Planting Faux Succulents in galvanized tray at One More Time Events.com


Decorating and using Galvanized trays at One More Time Events.com






Patio centerpiece with succulents at One More Time Events.com

 While still  getting the most use from these succulents, and as I mentioned before in my last post on making Hydrangea bookend arrangements.  Most all my arrangements are semi permanent and this one is no different…never knowing what I will want to make next with the succulents and what I will want to use these galvanized trays for later.


Creating a succulent centerpiece for outdoors at One More Time Events.com

Using foam blocks to fill the entire bottom of the tray

How to make a faux succulent garden in galvanized tray at One More Time Events.com
add  moss  to cover the foam blocks

Using faux succulents at One More Time Events.com

 place the succulents on top of moss 
arrange your succulents to creating a succulent centerpiece.  
(I did add a couple of other  faux succulents I had to mix it up a bit).


Decorating with succulents for patio table at One More Time Events.com

I love how they look so real…so real that Mr. OMT asked if they were…I had to laugh…his response was well… I didn't know if I should water them or not….to cute!!!!
I know this post was a bit long, but I really wanted to share with you all how you can get the most from clearance items and how you can create, change and use them in different ways…

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Sorry Mom!  (Those of you that don't know…while I am unable to type for a long period of time… my
 does the typing for me)  isn't she beautiful!
my beautiful mom at One More Time Events.com
My hands, My Mom!  Love her!

P.S. This is Mom, just wanting to keep in touch with all of you.  I still enjoy having the hands behind the ideas and projects. This is a very enjoyable way to do something with your retirement time!! Love it!
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 Till Next Post…Xo Tammy

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11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful Mom you have. Happy to see you at SYC.

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    1. Yes I have to agree she is wonderful!! Thanks

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  2. I DO go straight to the Clearance section first! Sometimes I don't even allow myself to go anywhere else. I love your galvanized trays and the use of succulents. Last year they had giant sized flats of succulents at Costco that I made some fun creations with. They all sold though so I need to go out and get some more this year for myself.
    Thanks for sharing your creation :) Say "Hi" to your cute mom!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  3. Sweet mom Tammy! I always head to the clearance isle first too Tammy. Always find good bargains! Love the new display of faux succulents! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Great find. I love how you styled it!

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  5. Great use of your tray(s)! Succulents don't usually appeal to me but seeing how you've displayed them in various ways in this post, I'm rethinking that! I can see why Mr. OMT was confused - they do look real!

    DD

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  6. thanks for sharing your creativity with clearance items! visiting from Wow us Wednesdays

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  7. I love these trays and the succulents! Wish I could come across a bargain like that! They are perfect together. Thank you for sharing and your pretty china cabinet and dining room at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  8. Those trays have turned out to be a wonderful find! Great post and you have an awesome Mom! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  9. Thanks for sharing this pretty succulent garden centerpiece at The Pin Junkie. It's being featuring at this week's party. Hope you'll stop by to party again with us this week!

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  10. Congrats! You were featured on Friday’s Five Features over on DIY Vintage Chic. Stop by and grab yourself a button! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2014/05/fridays-five-features-no-38.html

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