A backyard garden is always one of the best parts of summer, but some of us have greener thumbs than others. If taking care of a full garden is a little above your reach, or you're just looking for a beautiful way to add color and life to your outdoor space, this living coffee table project is for you.
By assembling four empty, discarded fruit crates you can create a small coffee table that fits anywhere from your deck to your front porch. Line the center of the crates with a sturdy plastic bag to hold soil for the planter. Drill some holes to allow water to pass through and then fill with soil.
While this coffee table can work with almost any kind of plant or flower, succulents are a great choice for those who want to keep watering time at a minimum. All you have to do is break off tiny pieces of succulent, which you can find at your local plant nursery, and pack them into the dirt in a row or pattern. The result is a beautiful living coffee table that practically takes care of itself. Watch above as Home Made Simple's
Didiayer Snyder walks homeowner Heather through the process.
Didiayer is an eco-friendly designer and carpenter. She has appeared on
The Nate Berkus Show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and
At Home With Didiayer.