Gardening with Rustic Vintage Pieces
With wedding projects that need to be finished along with building and refinishing small furniture pieces, it seems like we are all over the place, preparing for my daughters vintage rustic themed wedding and trying to get the house and back yard in some sort of order. I have to admit it has been a bit of a challenge.
Recently, I shared our side yard garden with rustic vintage pieces and promised to share some of the projects and ideas we did to add more of a rustic feel. One of them was planned and the other, well… just kind of happened. Today I am sharing how to create a planter on top of a vintage farm chicken feeder chicken lid and how to create a rustic succulent wreath.
Rustic Succulent Wreath
I have shared many projects on how to apply a faux rust , but here is the real thing! When we were rearranging the yard one of the pieces moved was a vintage chicken feeder that we use as a planter, however when it was being moved the bottom portion of the feeder had completely rusted off. While I was creating the succulent arrangement on the top portion of the chicken feeder (lid) and not being so happy that the bottom portion was no longer attached, I had that AHA moment thinking to myself, this could be the perfect rustic wreath form.
I gathered up a few of my faux succulents and began arranging the succulents on the rusted out “new” rustic wreath form. Attaching the succulents with some E6000
We hung the rustic vintage wreath on a Sheppard hook framing in a faux rusted lantern . You can’t even tell which one is rusted naturally and which one was done with a rusted kit can you? Although, I am still not happy that this piece rusted off… I do like how it makes the perfect succulent wreath in the garden.
Now back to how I planted a real succulent garden on top of the chicken feeder. I used an old plastic saucer that should have been trashed along time ago..
cutting the center out of the middle of the saucer, placed on top over the handle of the chicken feeder to keep the arrangement in place
a wreath was made with with some winter kill Dichondra Silver Falls and placed around the bottom portion of the saucer. To hold the wreath in place some twine was wrapped around the wreath and through the whole that was cut away from the saucer
gathered up a few succulents and spider plants, arranging them around the outer edge of the saucer
To fill in this arrangement, a small nest was filled with more succulents
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