Front Porch Lantern
It’a summertime! BBQ’s, fireworks, Kids home from school and PLANTING SEASON!!! My front porch needed a good, colorful, all summer long type porch something, so my friend and I whipped up these lanterns using my scrap wood pile. Now, those of you who know me, know that I hate my front porch. Particularly in the summer. It squarely faces west, and by mid afternoon, the temperature of my front door reaches roughly the temperature of the sun. Anyways, plants don’t do super well on the surface of the sun, so I decided to fill my lantern up with succulents (shocker!) and I’m hoping they last through the summer. It’s been almost a month and they’re still going strong so I have high hopes for them. Here’s a quick how-to if you’d like to make one for your porch!
First, find yourself a snappy lantern, or in my case, build one!
Line the bottom with plastic to protect the wood. I used a garbage bag, because I’m super classy like that…
Fill the bottom first with pebbles for drainage, then soil.
Now it’s time to start plugging in your succulents!
And of course, I had to put in a cutesy antiquey jar filled with solar powered copper wire led’s because… ummmm… well, lantern, Right?
I filled in all the gaps with bright green moss to make sure my planter looked nice and full.
And VOILA!!! Snappy front porch lantern.