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$129.00... I think not

I needed wanted something to go on our coffee table that wasn't super big since we tend to eat a meal or two at that table but still add a little color to the room also. Pottery Barn sells these Saigon Planters for $129.00.

Image from Pottery Barn

For $129.00, you don't even get the plant for crying out loud. I think I can do better than that. I picked up a planter at my local thrift store and a greenery bundle from Hob Lob and made my own. I filled the planter with a Styrofoam ball and went to town cutting all of the greenery off it's stem. I normally would veto faux flowers, but I think these work faux real. I stuck a key in the Styrofoam ball to make my hole and started sticking. $0.79 for the planter and $4.00 for the greenery isn't too bad huh? I'll make my own and save $125.00 any day!

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Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome  – (August 21, 2010 at 2:24 AM)  

What a great way to use inspiration and make it your own. I have fake plants in my home or I would have dead plants in my home, Given those 2 choices I picked fake.
Does anyone know where to buy good quality fake plants and greenery? If you know please drop me a note and help a growing inpared girl have plants in her home.

Lorie  – (August 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM)  

Gorgeous! I think yours is 129 times cuter than the inspiration piece!

Thank you for sharing it at Show and Tell Saturday!

Erin  – (August 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM)  

I like yours better than the ridiculously expensive ones! :)

Sassy Sites!  – (August 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM)  

Great Job! I love your blog and I'm your newest follower! Come by Sassy Sites and say HI!

Marni @ Sassy Sites

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming  – (August 21, 2010 at 10:45 PM)  

Love the greenery you used - Looks fabulous! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Amanda @ Serenity Now  – (August 24, 2010 at 2:24 PM)  

I don't think you can beat your price for such a cute project! It's really pretty. :) Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll stop by and visit me too. :)

Cheryl  – (August 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM)  

I totally hear you on this! Yours looks even cuter & you got the plants!

Amy Jo @ The Little Moments  – (September 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM)  

That looks great. I've been thinking about something to put on my dining room table for those few minutes a day that it's not in use. I love seeing Pottery Barn inspired projects!

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