Thanksgiving Hack! How to Turn a Gravy Boat into a Succulent Planter
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Thanksgiving Hack! How to Turn a Gravy Boat into a Succulent Planter

Come Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving), we start pulling out all the weird kitchen accessories. From potato mashers to turkey basters, the culinary tools that normally never see the light of day finally have their shining moments. One other Thanksgiving dinner table staple is the gravy boat.

Let’s be real, gravy boats are a little funky. They’re kind of like longer, flatter versions of teapots. As weird as they are, they definitely have a place on the Turkey Day table, as well as in our hearts. It’s a shame that, for the most part, they’re hidden away in a cabinet. Today, we’re turning the beloved gravy boat into a succulent planter! This DIY is a great way to repurpose any old or extra gravy boats in your life. Use it as a Thanksgiving centerpiece or enjoy all year round. It’s the gravy boat’s time to shine!

We teamed up with Studio Ink to make this awesome gravy boat planter. Studio Ink has a great collection of Thanksgiving cards — in fact, this card is what inspired us to make this DIY!

Materials:

  • gravy boat
  • succulents
  • floral tubes
  • cactus soil
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • trowel
  • rocks
  • moss

Instructions:

1. Spray gravy boat and let dry. Add paint strokes and let dry.

2. Fill boat with soil and add succulents.

3. Add flowers in floral tubes and add to planter. Add moss.

4. Add rocks. Pro tip: Rocks keep the plants from rotting.

Spray gravy boat and let dry. Add paint strokes and let dry. At this point in the game, your gravy boat is no longer food-safe, but is on its way to an exciting transformation.

Fill boat with soil and add succulents.

Add flowers in floral tubes and add to planter.

Add moss.

Add rocks. Pro tip: Rocks keep the plants from rotting.

All done! May your gravy boat runneth over.

Let that gravy boat shine!

Ready for the feast!

Don’t forget to sign the card ;)

What other Thanksgiving DIYs are you going to make? Share your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #bristagram!

Author: Irene Lee

DIY Production and Styling: Alonna Morrison

Photography: Brittany Griffin