This is not my typical post, but I was too excited not to share! As I’ve mentioned before, I am not crafty. So when I attempt something crafty, I feel the need to share my success (or failure) with you fine readers.
This past Christmas, my BFF gave us a Roku 2 Streaming Player. She’s pretty amazing like that. If you’ve never heard of it, check out the link above. It’s sweet! Alas, it required some extra cords, as our TV does not have HDMI input. With the Roku 2 cords adding to our already abundant amount of cords, it was turning in to a bit of an eye sore around our TV. Because we are renting, we can’t start drilling holes and such, so I tried to come up with something to hide the cords. The planter box proved to be my solution.
I realize that it’s not perfect, but it sure is prettier.
Everything I used to make the planter box came from Jo-Ann‘s. In their wood aisle, they had a two-part wood crate and a crate with one section. I bought them both and nailed them together to give it a planter box look. I also bought the word “Family” from there and painted it with some paint I already had at home. I used tacky glue to add the “Family” piece to the boxes. I purchased the flowers, cut off the stems, and placed them in some Spanish moss. Voila!
It was a fun and useful craft to do. It cost me $45 to make, which is a bit steep for me. I still feel like it was worth it though, as it turned out just as I hoped it would.
Each time I accomplish something that’s out of my comfort zone, I feel a little better about myself. This website is all about beginning and improving upon yourself, so I guess this is one of my typical posts after all.
Are you doing anything out of your comfort zone lately?