I decided to use a tinted wax which would stain and seal at the same time. Here you can see I tested a couple out on the back to see what I preferred.
I slid the backing into place, and cleaned off the excess soil.
I then flipped it over and got to work. Using a pencil, I poked holes into the planter.
I pushed stems of succulents into these holes, about an inch down into the soil. I used the pencil to help push the plant down when needed. In the case of the herbs, I cut some of the wire to create a larger hole as their root systems were larger.
I continued filling and kept it pretty random, until I had no more plants and it was pretty full.
For a little placement reference, here’s a shot which shows it near the door. To its left is the kitchen sink. (And yes, I hung their elementary school banner on the wall! I thought it was fun!).
I just love the rustic look of the waxed wood.
My bull loves it, too. He likes to sit here and smell the greens he can’t quite reach to graze on.
I am torturing this poor bull! Mmmmm oregano.
As you can see, over the three weeks on its back, the plants really filled in.
And I am sure some of you are wondering how one would water this bad boy, because it’s heavy and I am surely not going to take it down every time I have to water it. Here is the answer….. 99 cents from ikea. This spray bottle is my planter’s best friend, besides the bull.
So far, I am loving my Plantography planter! I love that I could customize the finish to suit what I wanted in my home and I could mix up my plants how I wanted. I also love having live plants in my home- they add so much life and warmth! And since I added oregano and thyme, I have them right at my fingertips when I want them. Thank you so much to Chelsey and Ben for sending me one of their awesome planters!
Oh, and I promised you a little sneak peek, didn’t I?
Did you spy something in the kitchen there? I hope to get it all photographed and revealed soon! For now, enjoy that little glimpse.