January 10, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. - Hello from your new neighbors!

Oh happy dayyyyyyy!! So, yes, it's Thursday which usually only means one thing: the weekly Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. link up is here! (It also means I drank way to much wine concocting my project this week.)

Annnd it also means I have some VERY VERY VERY exciting news tomorrow!! (Come back, ya heard!?)

If you're new around these parts, you should know that every Thursday, Katie & I host a link up where you post your most recent Pinterest project. After pinning 1,534 pins and not doing a single one, I figured I needed to do something about it so...I did and this link up was born. Whether it's a hair style, an outfit inspiration, a DIY project or even a Pinterest fail (because we all know it's inevitable)...tell us about it and link up!

Those of you who aren't new to the linkup and have been keeping up with us week after week, stop rocking my socks off, would ya? Ok no. Don't. ;) I am thoroughly impressed with all of y'all's projects!!

So today's Pinterest project may or may not be the simplest thing ever. BUT. It still counts because, well, I saw it. I pinned it. I did it.  ;)

And if you know me by now, you know darn good and well that I don't do any type of project that requires more than 10 ingredients and more than an hour to do.

Moving right along...

With recently moving into our new neighborhood, I have been racking my mind for something to give to our new neighbors as a way of meeting and introducing ourselves. I actually got my inspiration from two different pins and then made it my own.

What you'll need:
Mini plant (I chose succulents...duh)
Small tin bucket
Twine
Paper (to print labels)
Wine (*NOT optional)

Remove your plant from it's original container, careful to not rip apart it's root system.
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Place it in your little bucket and add extra soil if needed. 
(AKA: go dig some out of your neighbors yard.)

"Hey neighbor! Nice to meetcha! Here's yer plant! Oh-and I borrowed some of your soil for YOUR gift. Hope ya don't mind?!"

Ha.
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Download these FREE printables and use Picmonkey to add your name to them.(Or if you prefer to not use Picmonkey, you could always just handwrite your names, too.) Print out each label and glue it to a piece of thicker cardstock. (I chose a cardboard color.)
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Punch two holes along the top of the label, wrap your twine around the top of the bucket and then lace it through the two holes. Tie in a bow.
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BAM.

Masterpiece!
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Total cost: <$5
Total prep time: 15 minutes (to edit and cut out labels and twine)
Total project time: 5 minutes each

Better than cookies.
Better than candy.
Not as degrading as a $3 bottle of wine. (Yes...that was my original idea.)

I'm so excited to go hand these out to our new neighbors and meet them!! I hear the people a few doors down are GM's at the local 24 Hour Fitness. Hells. Yes. Two plants for them...

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Alright kiddos, here's the drill:
Link up using the linky tool below so everyone else can see what you've created!
Link back to Katie and I's blogs in your post so other people can know about the link up!
Include the button below by pasting the HTML into your post. Pwetty please?
And if you haven't linked up with us yet, what the HAY are you waiting for?!
All the cool kids are doing it! ;)

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

46 comments:

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    1. Technical difficulties!! Katie is working on it!! So sorry girls! We never know how it's going to work until the morning the post goes live in the mornings. Sit tight!!

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    1. Technical difficulties!! Katie is working on it!! So sorry girls! We never know how it's going to work until the morning the post goes live in the mornings. Sit tight!!

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  3. A cute sweet simple gift :)
    xoxo
    Samantha

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  4. This is really too cute! I wish I had y'all for neighbors.

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  5. this idea is adorable!! I think you could do this as other gifts too, super cute.

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  6. Such an adorable idea. Wooon't you be. my neighbor? ;)

    Have a great day! :) xo

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  7. This is too stinkin' cute! I have to pin this to remember it for some day! Love it!

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  8. I
    LOVE
    THIS!!!
    Now where was this idea when I moved into my house 3 years ago?! Stupid pinterest, not being invented yet! :P Maybe I could "modify" this in the spring...with a "Happy Spring! from your neighbors..." because even though we've lived here we don't know everyone that well!

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  9. What a great idea to introduce you to the neighbors! Once I get a house, I will definitely be following in your foot steps :)

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  10. In LOVE! What a great gift idea! :) I linked up again!!

    xo

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  11. So cute friend!! Love this little gift!! Hope you have a great time meeting all of the neighbors!!

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  12. Super cute!! Makes me feel like a terrible neighbor- we did nothing for ours haha! Whoops! ;)

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  13. I love this! It's it too late to do this 3 years after moving in?

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  14. so adorable. I definitely should have done this when we moved in October!

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  15. What a sweet, original idea! And I agree with Erin, now I feel like a terrible neighbor for not doing anything for ours when we moved in! Haha

    Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

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  16. I messed up the linky thing so I did it 2 times # 24 will just bring you back to Beautiful Mess blog... First timer here lol

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  17. Aww- this is too adroable. But girlfriend, your new neighbors should be showering you with gifts!! Hmmm.. Maybe this is why my neighbors don't even lift their hands to wave at me when I get home... LOL

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  18. What a great idea! I wish I had done this when I moved into my new apartment. Now my neighbors and I just exchange awkward hello's as we walk through the hall. Maybe I can still do it?? Is 2.5 months later too late??

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  19. These are so cute. I wish more people would do things like this instead of the covered dishes people are always trying to pawn off when new people move to the neighborhood. Not everyone can cook and I always hated having to pretend those casseroles were good.

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  20. Steph this is SUCH a cute idea!!! You could even flip it & make it a house warming gift!!! So cute & SO easy!!!

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  21. Those turned out so cute! I'm definitely doing this for my new neighbors when I move to Houston! :)

    Clarissa

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  22. These are super adorable! I have never owned any succulents, lol. That work makes me laugh!
    I linked up with a total copy of your post from last week! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  23. These are super cute! I agree..much better than the typical baked goods most people give!!

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  24. That is such a great idea. I love it

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  25. This is such a good idea and seems so easy!! Love it!

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  26. Well this is such a nice idea...can we be neighbors? ;-)

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  27. Such a cute idea! I love how yours turned out....best neighbors ever!

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  28. This is TOO DANG CUTE! We have people moving in next door- I will be expecting something equally fabulous!

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  29. I love your gift--makes me wish I had new neighbors!! :)

    First time linking up, thanks for hosting!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  30. Aw, I love this!! Hospitality at it's finest and craftinest!!
    I'm actually using similar buckets/tins that I found at Target for my flower girl. Though, after seeing your post I might have to go back and buy several more for future projects :)
    Ps. I stumbled upon yours and katie's blogs today, super cute!! I'll definitely have to start following more.

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  31. I'm really regretting never doing something like this when we moved into our new neighborhood....you're the best neighbor ever!

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  32. Ah this is great! I am moving over the next month and this would be just the perfect little thing to take to my new neighbors! Thanks for the idea :)

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  33. How cute!!! What a great idea. I've never thought about doing neighbor gifts before!

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  34. These turned out so cute Steph! Cuter than the pin ;) If I was your neighbor I'd be totally okay with wine though haha.

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  35. What a great idea! The house next door to me is for sale...hopefully I'll have new neighbors to try these for soon!

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  36. Cute Cute!! Your neighbors will love it!!

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  37. Guuuuurl, your neighbors are supposed to be bringing you the goods. Now I feel like a complete failure because we didn't give anyone anything when we rolled in our hood ;)No, really, this is the cutest idea ever...better than the pin. Double high five.

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  38. Such a cute idea :)
    Better keep this one pinned for when we move at the end of the year x

    P.S. Are you just loving your new home?

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  39. That is so cute! I want to make these for my little apartment!!

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  40. super cute! i'm sure your neighbors loved them!

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