$5 Decor with Thrift Shop Cracker Tray & Dollar Tree Succulents


Earlier this week, I found this vintage (mid century) wooden cracker serving tray.  The center handle will fold down if you wish to fill the tray with saltines or Ritz crackers all the way across.  Since this stain had a possibility of bleeding through chalk paint, I sprayed the piece before painting with Rust-Oleum Zinsser 408 Bulls Eye Clear Shellac Spray 12 oz.

Next I spray painted the cracker tray with two coats of Krylon K04108000 Chalky Finish Spray Paint, Colonial Ivory, 12 Ounce.  I distressed the edges with 220 grit sandpaper after the piece was dry.  I sealed the paint with Krylon 51313 Satin Finish Crystal Clear Interior and Exterior Top Coat - 11 oz. Aerosol


I decided to check out Dollar Tree for succulent pots for my project, even though my initial thought was that they would be cheap looking.  I have to report that the small potted succulents in several colors and shapes with real looking black dirt in square plastic pots were "not too bad".  For the money, I thought they were quite nice.

Thrift Shop Cracker Tray for Dollar Tree Succulents/$5 Decor organizedclutter.net
I added a paper label and Office File Drawer Tag Label Holder 85mm x 42mm 4 Pcs Silver Tone.  I spray painted it black and nailed it on with two short nails with fairly large heads.  The word "Succulents" was printed in a font in Picmonkey at 64 font size and printed on card stock, then cut out to fit my label frame.

Thrift Shop Cracker Tray for Dollar Tree Succulents/$5 Decor organizedclutter.net
Not bad for a $5 faux succulent display!

Thrift Shop Cracker Tray for Dollar Tree Succulents/$5 Decor organizedclutter.net
 Information about my "Gather" tray is HERE.

Thrift Shop Cracker Tray for Dollar Tree Succulents/$5 Decor organizedclutter.net

Thrift Shop Cracker Tray for Dollar Tree Succulents/$5 Decor organizedclutter.net
Decorating need not be expensive!

Succulents are popular now, and they are available in every shape and size, and not just at Dollar Tree!




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11 comments:

  1. dang that turned out really really nice, wish it was on my table ha ha xx

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  2. You've never done anything that I haven't oooh'd & ahhh'd at and wished I'd created myself! You are so talented xx

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  3. I bought succulents from Dollar Tree also and was surprised at how nice they are. Love the tray.

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  4. What a great idea. I have found several of those succulents at Dollar Tree and I thought they looked pretty good for a dollar. Thanks for sharing this cute project!

    Judy

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  5. Great find on the cracker tray. I'm a fan of wood items, so this would have caught my attention too. cute idea to add the succulents.

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  6. Another fantastic project! Those succulents look awesome too.

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  7. Morning Carlene, love it! Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles

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  8. Love the tray upcycle! What a great way to display succulents! :)

    I'd like to invite you to share this at the brand-new Farmhouse Friday link party which kicks off this Friday at 6:00 am PST! I am giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to celebrate, and I will also share your linkup on DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group where I admin, which at this writing has over 130k members! :)

    Hope to see you on Friday!

    Michelle
    The Painted Hinge
    www.thepaintedhinge.com

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