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.


  1. Mónica  October 20, 2013

    Que buena idea!! me la apunto, gracias

  2. Maggie  October 21, 2013

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

    • camilla  October 21, 2013

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

  3. Jen  October 22, 2013

    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

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

  4. Michelle L  October 26, 2013

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