DIY: Fun Planter 3 Ways. We love all things plant related so combining house plants and craft might just be our favourite kind of home ware project! We thought we’d treat you to 3 projects in one post and think these projects are great for a weekend of diy fun (and also for using up bits and bobs from around your home)! For example our miniature smiley succulent planter is an old egg cup, and the painterly pot was 30p from a thrift store. This tutorial goes to show that stylish home ware projects do not need to be expensive.
1. Smiley Succulent Planter:
wooden egg cup
white acreylic paint
black fine Posca pen
Paint your egg cup and leave to fully dry (you may need 2 coats of paint!)
Now draw on a cute face!
We then potted our little guy up with a baby succulent + plenty of gravel!
And sat it with some friends…
2. Painterly Ceramic Pot
glass/ceramic paints (ours are from Tiger)
Make sure your pot is clean and grease free by wiping with some washing detergent
Mix colours and begin to apply big sweeping brush strokes of colour to your pot! One you are happy with your design set the paint in a pre heated oven at 120c (please follow the specific instructions on your paints!)
Once your pot is totally cool begin to add little clusters of dot overlapping the paint design with your posca pen!
3. Bead and Crochet Hanging Can Planter
large bean can
gold spray paint
cotton yarn – We love Natura XL in orange (shade 10) and pink (shade 43) bu DMC
crochet hood size 6m
assorted wooden beads x 3
This is a slightly more intricate planter which will require more time and several technique including crochet, macramé and spray painting. But fear not its simple once you get started!
We started by spray painting our tin can with gold paint and leaving to dry. Then we began the crochet. This pattern is worked in the round so try and remeber to mark the start of your row with a piece of yarn tied through the stitch.
In pink yarn cast on 4, sl to join (forms a ring)
R1- dc 8 into ring
R2- now dc1 into every st sp
R3 & 4 – dc1, dc2 rep to end
R5- dc1, dc1, dc2, dc1, dc1, dc2 rep to end
R6 & 7 *dc1, dc1, dc1, dc2,* rep freom *to*
R8 (turning the corner) picking up the inside strand of each dc st only – dc1 into every st in the round. You should see a ridge forming and your corner begin to turn!
R9- 13 dc1 into every sts, cast off and change to orange yarn
R14 & 15 dc1 into every sts, cast of and sew end inside neatly
Macrame – cut 3x 2m lengths and fols in half. space these evenly around the top of your crochet and loop through the first row to attach securely.
Seperate each double strand and tie it 4 inches up with one strand from another pair. repeat this 3 times with all pairs!
tie another knot 4/5 inches above your triangle join and add a bead. Repeat on all 3 strands and tie together at top!