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Monday, February 15, 2016

A Quick Fix for an Ugly Faux Plant

I love lavender. I’ve been wanting a plant for use in various vignette’s inside my home. As I am a notorious plant killer I started looked for a faux lavender plant and discovered that the size and type I wanted was around the $20-25 range.

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Not wanting to pay that much I kept my eyes open and finally found an entire row of this somewhat unappealing specimen at the store At Home. They were marked down to $4.00.

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Parts of the rim were cracked and I really didn’t care for the gravel top but I thought there was potential.

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Digging through my stash I found a bit of twine and had both sheet moss and Spanish moss on hand. I selected the later as the green matched the lavender leaves better.

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I simply just hot glued the twine to the top of the pot to hide the cracks. Then I hot glued the Spanish moss right over the gravel. After the first application of moss I took the pot outside and shook out the loose bits and then added a second application of moss to the areas that needed it.

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So my ugly $4 plant has now been transformed into exactly the pretty bit of spring I was seeking.

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I do love a fast fix!

Laura

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25 comments :

Laura said...

A beautiful solution Laura-
I would love to see your stash!
Spring is coming!

Stacey said...

Aren't you smart! I never would have thought to do that twine and it looks with current. I recently ran across a pretty pot of lavender for under $10 but I didn't like the pot. Wish I could remember where that was now.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun fix, I love it.

happywonderer.com said...

Very nice!

Vel Criste said...

You are just super creative Laura! love it!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty. I like how you solved the cracked edge. I love moss, because it can cover up unsightly things and it once was living. xoxo Su

Linda said...

That's lovely! :)
I took down all of my Valentine's Day decor early this morning and next up will be my St. Patrick's Day items along with a few spring touches come March 1st. I may get the bug to do that earlier come Friday here, when they're predicting 60 degrees (which is like 80 to these parts at this time of year), so spring fever will hit for sure.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful week,
Linda

Kirby Carespodi said...

Nice! I need a couple of faux plants to round out the real ones, which are all the same shade of green.

Hena Tayeb said...

it looks lovely

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Laura! Just the moss alone made such a difference.

Gypsy Heart said...

A great solution and I love the price! I love lavender and my daughter has such luck with it ~ can't wait until it blooms again.

xo
Pat

Bernideen said...

That looks lovely!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great redo, Laura! Besides the pretty lavender pot, I ❤️ your vignette on the silver tray...sigh!!!

September Violets said...

Aww, this looks so cute now. Time well spent with this little fixer upper!
Wendy

Susan Newbigging said...

This is a beautiful vignette. You can not tell the plant is not real.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is such a clever way to hide the nt-so-lovely parts of the plant!

Christine Graves said...

It looks much better! I am loving that you took the time to update it and wish I could say if I saw that?? I would have been inspired to do what you did. But unfortunately....I just donated a bunch of "I'm gonna get to this" projects to the thrift store! LOL It looks beautiful and the moss it what sells it for me. I thought I was the only one who hated those tiny silly pebbles stores think women like.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Nice that you found some at a good price and having fixed it up it looks wonderful :)

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful arrangement Laura. Love the gravel covering you added. Perfect!!
Thanks for hosting the fun again this week! xo

Simply LKJ said...

Very clever. Love when you can take a cheap find and make it look amazing!

Deanna Rabe said...

That's such a great way to take advantage of a bargin silk plant!

It looks really good, and so fresh and pretty for almost spring!

Janet Garon said...

Ingenuity at its best! You dressed it up so nicely!

bj said...

I love it when a plan comes together....:)
it looks amazing.
Here from At Home on Thurs...

Mountain Mama said...

Great fix! Looks like way more than a four dollar plant now!!

Art and Sand said...

It's amazing what a little embellishment can do!