Once Upon a Crafternoon

When I was in residence, my friends and I used to get together to make costumes for parties and decorations for our dorm rooms. We called these happy gatherings “Crafternoons” and the name still lives on two years later! My roommates and I have been talking about bringing more plants into the house for a while now, and we finally went out and bought some last weekend. I had such a lovely time drinking tea and potting these plants with my friends. I believe we managed to put at least one plant in every room, and it really brightened the place up!

If you’re planning on having a potting party or crafternoon, I highly suggest laying out some brown craft paper before you begin. It made our clean up super easy! We just picked up all the corners and folded it up to avoid getting soil all over the place.
We didn’t go out and buy very many pots to put our plants in. In fact, the only pot I bought for this project was the marble planter that I found for $12.99 at HomeSense that day! I love the way it looks with our fresh rosemary and basil plants. Other than that planter, I collected a bunch of old honey jars and teacups to use as pots. I think the mismatched style looks really great with our selection of succulents and cacti! I especially love this delicate gold teacup I bought at a thrift store for $4 last year.
When we got home with all of our plants we realized that we didn’t have any gardening gloves to handle the prickly cacti. Instead of impaling our fingers, I used a pair of kitchen tongs to get the plants out of their plastic pots and into my planters. I’ve heard that chopsticks are also a great alternative!
To decorate our plants, I brought out some stones I collected on the Cabot Trail and some old river stones that I had floating around. I really love how they look on our new centrepiece for the dining room.
 After our harsh Halifax winter last year, I was craving greenery. I knew that this year I would make it a priority to have green plants all around the house to keep me sane. While it was a little bit expensive up front, I know that purchasing plants the way we did is so much more cost-effective than buying flowers all the time. How cute are these little guys! They look awesome in our kitchen window.


  • Rosemary & Basil – $10 ($5 each at the local market)
  • Succulents & Cacti – $52 (We bought 9 plants in total)
  • Potting soil – $3.99
  • Marble planter – $12.99
  • Other planters –  Mostly free! (Teacup was $4)

Comment down below with your thoughts!



  1. October 2, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    I was pretty certain that I had a black thumb, but after a few weeks our plants still look great! Have a great day 🙂 xo, Row

  2. October 2, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    They're so lovely to have around! Thankfully, ours are still looking great! I'm crossing my fingers that they last!

    Thanks for stopping by xox Row

  3. September 29, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    This is beautiful! I don't know why but I always seem to kill succulents even though they're supposed to be easy to take care of.

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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