personalized container gardens

In addition to the Container Garden DIY Creative Workshop that was scheduled for March 20th at Bungalow Bar, we were also in the planning stages for an April 20th workshop.

wooden planter

We were bringing back our favorite wooden planter that served us so well as a base for a stunning autumn centerpiece.

holiday centerpiece

We then transitioned into the holiday and winter season with fresh evergreen arrangement accented with pine cones and silver ornaments.

succulent cactus planter

And on April 24th we were going to repurpose the planter into a chic and modern succulent garden!  We always like to add additional surprise elements of surprise inspiration to our workshops. For this one we were going to touch on just a few of the creative ways that you could personalize the wooden planter.

pyrography diy

While quarantined here at home I have been giving the various methods a try and just having fun with it.

The first one I did was pyrography –  the art of burning in wood.  I had a beginner’s wood burner pen in my toolbox, from a previous Mother’s Day post.

pyrography diy

In that post I personalized birch vases, which made it looked like it was carved in a tree!  It’s pretty easy to do and with adult supervision an older child, like my grandson Manny, would enjoy it.  And my granddaughter Olivia did a beautiful job filling the vase with tulips!  Check out the easy step by step instructions by clicking here.

I followed the same steps as before – starting with a template. Just decide what you want to say, choose a font, and print it out sized to your container.

I cut to size and taped the paper to the planter as a guide mostly for positioning.

I just burn enough spots through the paper, to allow me to feel comfortable removing the paper and just free hand it from there.

It’s not perfect but I loved the handmade feeling and the simple message.  Perfect for the current environment and complimented beautifully with spring plants from Smile Farms1-800 and have a vast selection of plants to choose from to send as a gift or to gift to yourself.  Having flowers and plants in your home can elevate your mood and reduce stress!

And speaking of free hand style that’s how we do it next.  Check back and see how it turns out.


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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