Sunday, February 24, 2019

Succulents on a Horseshoe

 
Let's make a Lucky Horseshoe for St. Patrick's Day !

 
 
 
 
 If you are a lover of rust like I am you may have one of these laying around :)
 
 
This is what we will need:

One old Horseshoe
 
About 1 yard or less of Jute
 
 
A pinch of Floral Moss or Spanish Moss

I had the moss and jute on hand from another project.

These items are available at the Dollar Tree.



 


A few succulent cuttings-  
 
Wait 24 hours for stem cuts to seal or heal-

 
and you will need a glue gun.

 
 
 

 
First tie jute to one side and add knot, wrap around a few times

over the knot and hot glue in place.
 
On the other side wrap first then tie off and glue.
 
 

 
Add a big pinch of moss to the base of horseshoe on both sides with hot glue.
 
Then get a couple of small succulent cuttings. We are going to glue them.....
 
yes, glue them to the moss. Glue the underside of succulents at base but not on the stem.
 
This is the same technique you can use to add succulents to the tops of pumpkins.
 
The succulents will last a few weeks, and then you can remove them
 
and plant in soil.
 
If you want to keep your Horseshoe you can use the fake succulents on picks.
 
 
These are fake, but it's hard to tell the difference.
 
They are inexpensive and available at the Dollar Tree and other floral and craft supply
 
stores. Just use wire cutters to remove the wire picks.
 
 
 
 
 
 I will probably leave it outside on my welcome sign.
 
 
 
About a year ago I just fell in love with succulents.
 
 Before that I was not the least bit interested.
 
I love them small and compact- so I am making cuttings and starting new plants often.
 
They are happy to grow in rusty containers.
 
Do you love succulents ?
 
 
 
I love a good 10 minute craft project, don't you ?
 
I feel so blessed to have you visit. I appreciate you so much!  Have a great week my friend !
 
xo Lisa S
 
 




28 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I love this idea!
    Thank you for sharing!! I pinned.
    Carla

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    1. Carla
      It's so nice to meet you! Thank you so much for the kind words and the pin! I hope we can talk again soon.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. I just love succulents and the versatility of using them. Great looking project. I have pinned it for inspiration.

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    1. Donna
      Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked this quick project. I appreciate the visit and the pin. Have a wonderful week, xo Lisa S

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  3. Hi Lisa, visiting from the Waste Not Wednesday party and had to pop over to take a closer look at your adorable horseshoe wreath! Very cute idea. Pinned 😊

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    1. Marie
      Thank you for visiting! You are so kind-thanks for the pin! xo Lisa S

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  4. I recently got some Pier 1 napkin rings with succulents on them for about 50 cents each. Itching to upcycle them somehow. My daughter is horsemad; wonder if she has any old horseshoes! Great project. Sometimes a 10 min. project is just what I need to do for a "break"; I feel refreshed even though I was "working."

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    1. Kathy
      What a deal on those napkin rings. I hope you can find a horseshoe or two. It is a great feeling of accomplishment to make something out of nothing. Thank you for visiting today-Have a wonderful week! xo Lisa S

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  5. So adorable, Lisa! Pinning! Be sure to link this up at Homestyle Gathering!

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  6. I adore this and it's so darn cute hanging on your garden gate! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much! You are too kind! I appreciate you so much and thanks for the pin-xo Lisa S

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  7. what a great idea thanks for sharing with Creatively Crafty #CCBG

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    1. Janet
      Thank you for hosting! I appreciate you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Yes , I love this. Thx for posting at Funtastic Friday. Pinned.

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    1. Michele
      You are so kind! Thank you for hosting. I always look forward to Friday because it is Funtastic!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Michele,
    I love your horseshoe. Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      Oh you are so sweet! Thank you- Thank you Thank you!
      Have a great week- xo Lisa S

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  10. Oh, it's such a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. Teresa
      I'm happy to meet you. Thank you for hosting and thanks for the pin! So glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Oh Lisa! Another beautiful creation I need to feature when my party is up tonight. Love!

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    1. Carol
      You are the best! Thank you for your kind words.
      I will be over tonight- xo Lisa S

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  12. This is an adorable idea, Lisa! And I am drooling over your garden gate; one of these days I want to find one just like that on a curb;) Absolute perfection!

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    1. Lora
      You always leave the sweetest comments! My husband brought home 3 and I just about screamed ! He knows me so well- flowers thanks honey- rusty chippy- screams of joy!
      xo Lisa S :)

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  13. Yes! I do love a good 10 minute project!!
    This looks brilliant, those faux succulents look so real to don't they?

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    1. Julie
      Thank you! So true. I have had people pick at these real ones thinking they were fake and the fakes look real :)
      xo Lisa S

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