Friday, January 30, 2015

Do It Yourself...

Now that I'm sharing my home with a collection of cactuses I need something to put them all in! Planters or plant pot covers are the perfect way to display house plants as you can just leave the plant in it's existing plastic pot but hide it with something pretty!

Here's a roundup of five of my favourite DIY planter tutorials...

1. I absolutely love this geometric clay pot tutorial by Delia from the brilliant craft blog Delia Creates. The technique she uses to create this multifaceted geometric shape is so clever and I really like the way this tutorial makes use of the natural texture of the clay! As Delia mentions in her tutorial, air dry clay isn't water tight so you wouldn't be able to re-pot your plant directly into this bowl but I reckon with a bit of modification you could make the bowl the right shape to accommodate a small plastic plant pot?

2. These sweet little house shaped planters are made using oven bake polymer clay! The tutorial shows you how to seal the edges to make the planters water tight so you could plant directly into them if you wanted to. Head over to Say Yes for the tutorial and be sure to check out Claire's beautiful blog, Fellow Fellow.

3. Another great painted plant pot idea - I love the way this gold dipped plant pot carries the colour of the dish through into the pot itself. Pastels and metallic look so great together!

4. These faux copper plant pot covers by Brittni Mehlhoff at look so slick - I can't believe they're actually made out of contact paper (or sticky backed plastic for us UK folk!). Such a simple but effective idea!

5. I love the colours of these dip dye plant pots by I Spy DIY - think of all the colour combinations you could do! If you're a crafter in a hurry you can buy everything you need for this DIY (minus the plants of course!) as a kit!.

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