Spring Has Sprung at arc! by Julie White

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ARC is looking very spring-y these days. There are lots of great Easter items out and lots of fun sandals, too. This inspired me to try my hand with some actual live plants…again…hopefully keeping them alive this time. I wanted to use items from ARC, both planters and non-conventional items, to make some distinctive home décor.

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I’ve collected a lot of small containers over the last few months from ARC. I found these great mini Pyrex “fridgies” last month for $1.99 each.

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I saw this teacup last week and bought it along with a matching sugar bowl. I love the spring flower design.

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This vintage mug I’ve had for a while; I bought it at ARC just because I loved the design.

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I found these great succulent plants and decided to use them inside all of these different containers with the hope of bringing some of this spring-iness inside.

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I started with some of the tiny ones, placing rocks in the bottom because succulents need space to drain when they are watered.

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From there I just tucked the plant in on top and filled in some of the sides with more soil and rocks. So easy!

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Some of the larger plants I put in actual planters from ARC.

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This snail planter I’ve had for a while. I bought it at ARC a few months ago for $3.99 and have been using it to store different items.

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The little guy below might be my favorite. It looks so cute in the vintage sugar bowl and looks very at home on my shelves. The trick with succulents, apparently, is to water them very rarely. Hopefully I can keep them alive!

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I just kept planting…as long as I had creative containers from ARC I figured I’d use them!

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The nice thing about making so many is that depending on the design of the containers/mugs/bowls, they look good in different parts of my house with different décor. They also make wonderful gifts. I’ll definitely be hunting for more beautiful tea cups at ARC and using them for gifts.

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Overall, this was a fun and easy project. It was a great way to bring some spring into my home and a creative use of all the excellent containers I’ve thrifted at ARC.

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