Here at the Marc and Mandy Show, we love anything and everything related to cottages! To help you better decorate your cottage property, DIY expert Jackie Block shows Marc how to recreate three projects: framed succulents, a breakfast tray, and a floating shelf.
DIY: Framed Succulents
What you’ll need: 2″ by 4″ wood boards, wood screws, paint, drill, mason jars, twine, succulents
To recreate this project, start by cutting your wood boards to the following dimensions: two pieces should be 15 inches in length, and two pieces should be 8 inches in length. Then, using a drill and wood screws, fasten the four pieces into a frame. Next, drill holes through the top of the frame, and use twine to secure the mason jars through the holes and onto the frame. Finally, paint the frame and transfer your succulents into the jars.
DIY: Breakfast Tray
What you’ll need: 1″ by 4″ wood boards, wood screws, paint, handles
Jackie recommends your tray should be about 14 inches long, but this could vary depending on personal preference. To construct the tray, simply cut three pieces of wood until they are 14 inches in length, (or your desired length). Then, fasten them together with wood screws. To attach handles to your tray, measure out two more pieces of wood that will be fastened along the shorter sides of your tray. You can install handles directly onto these boards. As a final step, paint your tray any color you desire.
DIY: Floating Shelf
What you’ll need: 1″ by 6″ wood boards, nails, paint, sandpaper
Again, you can construct your shelf to be as long as you like, but Jackie recommends a length of 20 inches. To construct a simple floating shelf, cut your wood into six sections: one section for each side of the shelf. Fasten the sections together to form a box using nails, and then sand thoroughly and paint.