The Easiest Ikea Hack
This past Saturday my husband and I were out at Ikea…don’t go unless you’re prepared to spend money! They have awesome new prints and accessories out lately. We were trying to find a few things to bring our living room together and on our way out of the strategically designed maze of housewares yelling “buy me” I spotted these super cute little cacti and succulents. I immediately scooped up three and ran to find my husband. He had also found even more succulents down a few aisles and we proceeded to debate which ones we should buy.
We settled on four all together, one succulent and three cacti. I quickly realized once we got home that we didn’t buy and pots for the plants to go into. The bottom of the clay brown plastic container was completely open and allowing dirt to drop all over our white mantle.
Suddenly my husband had an idea! Let’s use cans like they use at Dirt which is where I had bought him a cactus for his desk at work. After one can of Chef Boyardee and two cans of beans added to the freezer in Tupperware, we had three large sized cans to start the planting. Unfortunately roughing them up to give a cool vintage vibe didn’t work on the shiny silver cans.
On to plan 2 which my husband also came up with…let’s use the leftover gold spray paint from the wedding! How am I not thinking of these ideas?! Maybe he should be the one with the blog! Within 30 minutes we had awesome gold cans on our balcony drying in the hot summer sun. I unpacked the plants in their current pots and replanted them in the dry cans. We added a smidge of water and checked out our work. We were pretty proud of ourselves!
The whole project was pretty cheap. Each plant was $2.99 and we already owned the cans and spray paint.
Take a look!
What are other easy DIY tricks you’ve used to spruce up a space?