Shim Holiday Planter

I’m always one to go for the easiest way to create a pleasant look for our table. At Home Depot today a package of cedar shims caught my eye, as well as a deeply discounted potted shrub. In my mind, they worked quite well together…

At this time of year, I am drawn to a rustic look -- the inexpensive shims helped me create that feeling quite easily.

For this you will need: two packages of cedar shis (available at home improvement stores for less than $2.00 each), a small potted shrub (all on sale right now, I got mine for $3.99), a hot glue gun, thick twine, and a paper grocery bag.

Glue shims directly onto plastic pot -- layer if needed.

Tie with twine and fill the top of the pot with crumpled grocery bag paper.

I tucked in a small, battery operated LED light set (available at Party City and Home Depot).

This shrub is perfect for an autumn table -- the leaves are starting to turn.

The kids like this.

Comments (6):

  1. Mónica

    October 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Que buena idea!! me la apunto, gracias

  2. Maggie

    October 21, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Echt mooi, en zo eenvoudig! Elegant, met rustieke schoonheid.

    • camilla

      October 21, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Maggie – Nice Dutch!!! Love it and love hearing from you on here! XO, C

  3. Jen

    October 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Awesome idea… I’m thinking of one of the rosemary plants they put out a Christmas with your rustic finish. Always inspiring Camilla.

    • camilla

      October 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Jen, Yes – That would look great! Thank you, C

  4. Michelle L

    October 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    What a great result from such simple materials! Looks so chic!

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