Hello readers! I was so blessed this weekend that I had Monday off! (THREE DAY WEEKEND WOOT!) One of my favorite places in the entire world is the Florida Cactus Company – please check out this article here with more information about their location and hours.
Let’s just jump right into it – I saw this great DIY video on Facebook and just had to try it for myself. For their planters they used herbs and small vegetables; a great idea to have handy in your kitchen! For mine though, I decided to pick up a few new cacti to fill the planters instead.
Here’s what your going to need
- Plastic butter dishes from the Dollar Tree – Here’s my affiliate link for free shipping 😍
- Gold spray paint or any other color you want! I always pick spray paint up from Walmart! $1 per can!
- Plants! Herbs, small vegetables or even cacti like mine!
- Strong magnets
- A hot glue gun and glue gun refills! Did you know you can also pick these up from the Dollar Tree? I had no idea I had been wasting money all these years buying hot glue gun refil sticks from hobby shops!!
So let’s get started. First off, I dragged my husband to the Florida Cactus greenhouse on Monday morning and picked up a few new friends. Because who honestly needs another excuse to buy more cacti? Seriously they don’t pay me to write nice things about their greenhouses, I just honestly love this place.
Now that you’ve picked up some new green friends and gather all of your supplies, let’s get crafting! You can throw out the butter dish tray, but keep the top cover – give this a nice coat of spray paint. I loved that the dishes were so easy to paint, just one simple coat and we were done! Don’t mind my hideous “Paint Blanket” it’s been through a lot of crafts.
Next step planting! Sorry for the poor lighting, I was running out of sunlight when planting. OH! I even managed to pick up a few rose gold mini mason jars from the Target Dollar Spot (of course I picked up EVEN MORE cacti minis to fill them 😏😏).
Fill your painted butter dishes with dirt and plants, then we carefully glue the magnets onto one side of the dish. I glued just three magnets onto the back of the butter dishes.
Now that the plants are planted and the magnets have been glued on you can place them in your kitchen! For mine, I started off hanging them on the front of our fridge but actually fell in love with adding them to our stove backdrop. Maybe I’ll get some more to leave on the fridge…. Husband, this means another trip to the cacti place…..? 😏😏😏
So that’s it! Just another easy Dollar Tree DIY! If you are looking for more crafting inspiration be sure to check out the DIY category here. I’m always up for suggestions too! Is there a craft you’d like me to try out? I’d love to hear about it below and I’d love to see how your magnetic fridge planter boxes turned out in the comments!
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