Alright, ya'll...I have a confession—if you didn't already know, I'm obsessed with succulents. I currently have about 8 live succulents in my kitchen/breakfast nook area. I decided I couldn't really take on the responsibility of having any more live ones (but still wanted some more), so I decided to add some fake ones as kitchen counter decor.
My inspiration came from two images from Pinterest:
I went to Hobby Lobby to see what I could find to try to combine and recreate the images above. When I go to Hobby Lobby, I am there for at least an hour. It is an adventure. There is so much to look at and there is always a sale. I look at everything from one end of the store to the other at least three times.
My adventure started in the floral department. I found these guys and was in love—they were exactly what I was looking for. Below are links to the same ones from Hobby Lobby's website:
After finding the succulents that I wanted, I needed to find bottles to put them in that were big enough for their stems, but also a small enough size that they could fit into a metal basket. At my Hobby Lobby, they have a bottle section near the craft area with so many options.
I decided to go with this bottle, because I loved the lip around the edge. It also came with a cork stopper, but I removed that.
Here's a link to the same bottle from Hobby Lobby:
Finally, I needed to find a wire basket that was big enough for the bottles. I knew I wanted all four of them side-by-side. Thankfully, I was able to find the perfect one (and I was able to use my 40% off coupon on it too)! If I ever wanted to repurpose this for something else, it can be screwed into the wall which is clever.
I love the way this project came together—it's everything I wanted it to be and more!
I hope this post inspires you to find a decoration that you admire online (or one already put together in store) and try to recreate it yourself! Most of the time it is cheaper to put something together yourself rather than buying something already designed. Plus, you can customize it to your taste.