Thursday, May 27, 2010

One last shindig!

Welcome to our last linky party!
I've so loved having you stop by every week and link your amazing projects!
I've had the chance to meet so many talented people!

Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us all here on Poppies at Play!
I'll surely miss our weekly get togethers.

We're going to play it really casual this summer so that I can spend more time with these cute faces,

and a little less time in front of this:

Yes, there will still be projects posted throughout the summer, but not quite as consistently.

Today we're going out with a bang by having 2 parties!

You can link to our Creative Cats party, and we're also having a 
Porch Party to celebrate all things outdoorsy!
You can choose one, or link to both if you have projects to share!

I'd like to share a little project to kick off the our porch party!

Plant stands...
You start out with a 4X4 cut to desired lengths and grab yourself a few fence post tops at Home Depot
The 4X4 is around $7 and the fence post tops are about $1.50

Screw them together and paint

Instead of using flower pots, I'm using IKEA garbage cans. They're only $1.99.
Is it pretty cheesy that I decorate my porch with garbage cans?!  He he he...

I drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage.
If you do this, make sure you drill the holes close to the edge and don't push too hard, or the bottom will crack.

Drill the pot right onto the stand. Add hooks to the front of the board if you'd like to hang something from them.

I stuck some vinyl initials on the front and then loaded them with $4 Mums from Wal-Mart

Alrighty folks! I'm excited to see your great ideas for the outdoors!!

If your here for Creative Cats, link here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Love the plants stands!! I am always looking to add height to my planters and it is awesome!

    Thanks so much for hosting Creative Cats! We will miss your party this summer but enjoy every second with your lovely family. Hope to see the party back in the fall!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Enjoy! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. Thanks so much for hosting every week! I will for sure miss you guys every Friday but am so glad you will be able to spend more time with your gorgeous fam!!


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  3. Oooh, only just really discovered you! Thank you so much for hosting and all the work! have a great summer with your family!!!


  4. Hi I just discovered you too...thank you for being a wonderful hostess. I have enjoyed touring your blog and seeing all the wonderful posts and have had such a good time just looking and looking.'s like sitting down with a favorite magazine that you don't want to put down!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. I don't blame you for wanting to spend more time with those cute faces (especially that big guy in the red shirt on your right in the picture!!!) Thanks for always hosting. Yours was one of the first parties I ever started viewing.!!!! Cute kids!

  6. Thanks for hosting every week. Have a fun summer with the family. This has always been such a fun party. Thanks again.

  7. I will miss your weekly parties, but who can blame you? Summer is here and you have "play time" ahead of you. Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

  8. Thanks for all the fun parties! Have a great summer!!

  9. Good for you for "taking the summer off"! See you in the fall!

  10. What a cute idea to put pots on stands. I just found your blog and joined your porch party. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  11. i love your plant stand idea. i am going to have to try that!

  12. im gonna miss your party! so much creative inspiration. have a great summer with the kiddies.

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  13. Love the plant stand idea, I've been looking for something to put my house number on, and this would be perfect. Thanks, and enjoy your summer!!

  14. Thank you so much for hosting the party and I hope you have many happy memories with your family!

  15. Thank so much for always taking the time to do this. I hope you enjoy your summer with your
    GORGEOUS family!

  16. Oh no, I love your link party!! You do, however, have a super good reason for quitting. And if you ever do decide to start it back up, rest assured we'll all come running back with our summer favorites. Have a restful summer!

  17. Have a great summer with those super cute faces!

  18. thanks for hosting! this is my first time so i linked up quite a few projects :) enjoy your summer


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