Hey guys, hope your week is going great! Today I’m sharing an easy and chic diy to update your plastic planters- you know, the ones that your plants come in when you buy them from the big stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes. They’re convenient, and I always end up with a ton of them, but they aren’t always the most esthetically pleasing.
It all started because of Ashley at Project Allen Designs. That girl has some mad style, and her Friday Favorites posts get me every time. One of her posts featured this planter from Target, and before I knew it not only was it in my cart, but I was the proud owner of some succulents to put in the planter. Because, as my sweet mother says, “I like succulents because it takes them a lot longer to die”. We aren’t known for our green thumbs in our family.
Here is what it looked like all styled up:
And here are the succulents that I got at Wal-Mart super cheap- take a look!:
You can see that I still had over half the planter of succulents left once I filled my Target planter.
I really liked the oblong shape of the plastic planter, so I decided to try a diy to make it look chic, but also kind of farmhouse as well.
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Jute twine (I bought mine at Wal Mart in store and can’t find the link to what I bought online- I’m linking what looks like a similar product [not affiliate] on Wal-Mart)
Glue gun (I’ve had this one forever and it works great.)
Whatever planter that you want to spruce up 🙂
Unroll your jute a little bit- the extra slack will make it easier to work with. I started at the top, because I knew ahead of time that my design plan for this would include having the lip at the top remain, but also I knew that I wanted to leave a black band at the bottom of the planter. I knew that those extra bands of black would just make it a little bit chicer and would be a nice juxtaposition against the jute.
Starting at the top, use your hot glue gun to put a bead of glue about an inch long, then firmly smoosh your jute against the glue. Every couple of inches, add another bead of hot glue approximately 1/4 of an inch long, and continue running the jute twin around it. Continue this process around the planter until you get to a point that you are happy with.
You may notice that I didn’t stress too much about where or how I stopped it. I just picked a place, ran a bead of glue, and stopped. You could definitely tie it into the line above it for a more finished look, but I was okay with how it is.
I completely forgot to remove the price tag. Doh! Oh well, life goes on. It’s pretty visible in these pictures, but not at all noticeable in real life.
When I was done, I filled the planter up with soil and repotted some of the succulents. Now it lives on our covered front porch 🙂
This was a super cost effective project. The only added cost was the jute- I had all other supplies on hand:
Jute twine: $8.69 (but I have a ton left)
So it turned out pretty cute! And so far, the succulents are still alive. Anyone want to take any bets for how long that lasts?