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Hi all! Happy 4th of July!  Carmel from Our Fifth House is back today sharing an easy DIY project. And what can be more American than Coca-Cola right?  She is sharing how she turned an old Coca-Cola soda crate in a mini succulent garden of sorts for her kitchen.  Soda crates can be found easily at flea markets, thrift stores on online on places like Ebay or Etsy.  Take it away Carmel…
vintage soda crate garden


I decided to turn my vintage Coca-cola crate into a shelf to create a little succulent garden in my kitchen. 
vintage soda crate project
It was a pretty simple project: 
1. I used scrap wood. 
2. I attached hangers to the back. 
3. I used a hand saw to cut the wood to fit.  I used a little wood glue and nailed the supports on the side; and then I slid the shelves into place and stained them. 
Once it was all dry I hung it on the wall and screwed one screw through the middle for extra support and to keep it completely flush to the wall.
attaching soda crate to wall
And then my favorite part was grabbing a bunch of little containers I already had on hand to plant a sweet little succulent garden. 
succulent garden in a soda crate
I mainly used votive holders  – some I spray painted gold and some white.  I used black acrylic paint to hand paint black stripes on the white ones.  The horse glasses and silver containers are vintage finds from a few months ago.  And the cute little gnome I bought at Target.  It was a white garden stake that I spray painted gold.  
I love easy DIY projects that you can complete in less than an hour, don’t you? My vintage soda crate succulent garden is a happy addition to my kitchen breakfast area. 
soda crate garden
Come take a full tour of my kitchen here.

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  1. I love, love, love this!!! I am wanting to sell my hutch but didn’t know what I would do with all the glass items I have. Problem solved! Thank you!

  2. I just LOVE this. So nicely done. I especially love the way you accessories it. The black and white stripe vases with succulents and the gold are just perfect and a little unexpected. Love love it. 🙂

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