A step by step tutorial on how you can turn a Pier 1 Imports Tray into a one of kind Succulent Garden Side Table
Okay so this little DIY project is honestly such a fun one where you get to transform a Tray into a Side Table. Like how awesome is this little Idea!
As you may know I am part of At Home DIY group where several other bloggers and I post a Home Improvement Project around a specific theme each month. This months theme is “Build It Cheaper Than Buying Furniture Challenge” . Not going to lie I was struggling with this challenge for a bit but then I kinda made this challenge to fit into what I think would make work for my space.
Materials Needed for Pier 1 Import Tray Turned Succulent Garden Side Table
Pier 1 Import Tray
Tutorial for How to Turn Pier 1 Imports Tray into a Succulent Garden Side Table
So I was in my favorite Thrift Store the other day and stumbled upon this gorgeous Pier 1 Imports Tray which they were selling for about $5 and even though I did not need it I honestly just could not pass up on this offer.
I loved the interesting Flower Shape of the tray.
So I decided to make use of the shape and make it into a Rainbow Inspired Succulent Garden using Faux Succulents.
I made a quick trip to Michaels and purchased about four packs of these Faux Succulents. I liked the variety that this pack had as it wasn’t the same style and height.
And I also purchased three bigger Succulents.
I loved the pastel shades of these succulents from purple to pinks and greens.
The plan was to use the bigger succulents in the middle and the smaller ones would fill the sides of the tray.
To achieve the rainbow inspired theme that I had in mind, I chose the above paint colors.
Not really rainbow colors but colorful enough for me.
The way I was going to coat the smaller green faux succulents was to dip them into the paint.
I added the paints into the cups and diluted it with water.
I made it thin enough so it could be dipped into cups and coated easily.
Some of the succulents I dipped once, some got twice the coating.
The assembly of the faux succulents to look like a succulent garden, which is the best part.
You could honestly leave it at that and keep it in a tray shape. It would look great that way as well but later on I will show you how I added the legs to the tray.
I added some Dollar store glass beads on the base of the tray so the succulents would have some height and then placed the succulents on top.
I started with the middle by placing the large Faux Succulents in the middle.
Then it is the time to place the painted faux succulents in the flower shaped tray.
Play around with the placement.
I decided each color should have a separate area instead of mixing the different colored faux plants together.
The assembly of the succulents takes lets than 5 minutes and this is how it looked without the wooden stakes attached to it.
So I purchased these wooden stakes a while back from Lowe’s for a project which I never got a chance to create.
I decided to use these wooden stakes as legs for the tray.
The tray already had the perfect gap for me to insert the wooden stakes.
I used my hot glue gun to Attach the Wooden Legs in place.
I needed only five wooden stakes for the whole project.
When the glue has dried just flip the tray onto the legs and assemble the succulents inside of it.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?
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