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DIY quirky sitting flower pot

I brought home this leafy Golden pothos plant on a whim around Thanksgiving last year, never fully expecting that it would live to see Christmas under my black thumb. And yet, here it is almost 5 months later!! What a resilient little sucker. One of my bucket list items is to “Keep a plant alive for at least a year” (seriously), so I’m hoping I’ll get to cross that one off the list in a few months :-) To reward my new friend for its impressive survival skills, I decided to upgrade it to a happy new home for spring!

DIY quirky sitting flower pot steps

What you’ll need:

  • a terra cotta planter
  • white oven bake clay
  • hot glue/super glue
  • white gloss spray paint
  1. Take a look at your planter and decide out how large you would like the legs to be
  2. Start sculpting! I found it easier to make things even by rolling out a “snake” for the legs, along with two balls for the feet
  3. Cut the “snake” in half to get two equally sized legs. Flatten the balls with your thumb and shape them into little rounded out rectangles
  4. Make sure your planter is sitting on a flat surface, and gently squish the legs into position. When you’re happy with the length and thickness of the legs, go ahead and attach the feet!
  5. Then create some pieces for the face – I went with two simple dots for the eyes and a teeny cone for the nose
  6. Bake your clay pieces according to the directions on the package (I removed the eyes and nose early since they’re so much smaller in size)
  7. Once they’re done, let them cool and glue them into place
  8. Spray the entire planter with two coats of spray paint
  9. When the paint has fully dried, transfer your green friend to his new whimsical home!

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measuring cup planter

Use them as mini planters :-) My cousin gave me a set of these whale measuring cups for Christmas, and they were WAY too cute to just toss in the kitchen drawer, so I’ve been trying to figure out alternative ways to use them around the house.

This teeny succulent was perfect for the 1/2 cup size! Just re-pot (this post was a helpful guide) and top off the soil with a handful of brightly colored pebbles. I used fish tank gravel from the pet store, which was cheap and came in lots of different happy hues!

measuring cup planter

I just love the extra pop of color this little whale is bringing to the house! Now what to do with his 3 other friends…

Be sure to stop by on Monday for a super duper exciting giveaway – happy Friday!

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DIY animal planter

I’ve always admired beautiful planters from afar, knowing that I would never need to buy one due to my awesome black thumb. Plants and I just aren’t meant to be! So when my mom brought me a basil plant a few months ago, I expected it to shrivel up and die within a few weeks like every other plant that has had the misfortune of crossing our front door. But lo and behold, a miracle has occurred right in our living room because it’s still alive!! I wouldn’t go so far as to use the word “thriving”, but it’s alive, and that’s all that matters to me :-) To reward my new leafy friend for hanging in there, I decided to upgrade its boring plastic planter to something with a little more style…

diy animal planter

Making one of these bear dog cat cute planters could not be easier! All you’ll need is:

diy animal planter

  1. Cut out two dots for eyes, a jellybean nose, a “W” shaped squiggle for the muzzle, and rectangular strips for hairs from the contact paper
  2. Decorate the planter with your stickers
  3. Pop in a plant, and enjoy your new “pet”!

I was originally going to use a Sharpie marker to decorate the planter, but I really like the non-permanent factor of using contact paper. When you get tired of the design, you can peel it all off and start over with a fresh look – yipee!

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