DIY Brushstroke Planter

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: planter, Montana acrylic paint markers

DIY Brushstroke Planter + @MONTANADIY Giveaway!

This week is an exciting week friends! For the next three days, I’ll be partnering with Montana (you might remember their paint from this project), to bring you DIYS you can do with their spray paint and acrylic paint markers. Plus, they’ll be giving away 6 cans of paint AND 6 markers to not one, but three readers, so be sure to come back each day to see the projects and enter to win!

First up, how to makeover a basic planter in 25 minutes (with little cleanup):

DIY Brushstroke Planter + Montana GOLD Paint Giveaway! Continue reading…

5 Must-Try Planter DIYS

The weather in San Francisco has been outstanding this week! There’s something about having the windows open that makes working more enjoyable. If you’re still snowed in,  don’t fret– these 5 must-try planter diys can make any home (winter outside or not) feel like spring.

5 Must-Try Planter DIYS | The Crafted Life

1. Steel Plant Stand by Hello Lidy
2. Chalkboard Planter Baskets by Lesley Graham
3. Brass Succulent Planter by A Beautiful Mess
4. Succulent Pots by The Effortless Chic
5. Painted Planter by The Crafted Life

What projects will you be working on this weekend?

Stenciled Cactus Planter

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: planter, acrylic paint, stencil, mod podge, glitter, brush

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

It may be a pain to clean, but my love for glitter is endless. Thankfully Amy from Mod Podge Rocks teamed up with Plaid to make the coolest stencils I’ve ever used (available for sale at Michael’s). Perfect glitter polka dots with minimal effort? Count me in!

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

Start by painting your planter with the color of your choice. Because of the terra cotta surface, the paint dries fast and you should be able to do two coats in no time!

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

Peel your stencil from the packaging and apply on the planter. The stencil is reusable, so don’t discard the film it comes on (and be sure to wash it when you’re done)!

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

Dab on a layer of Mod Podge then peel off the stencil. Before it dries, cover dots in glitter. Use a brush to wipe of any excess glitter. Repeat until area is completely covered. Let dry then pot your cactus.

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

For those of you born without a green thumb, here are some few basic tips for keeping your cactus alive and happy—

DIY Stenciled Planter | The Crafted Life

Painted Planter

Time: 1 hour
Materials: planter, acrylic paint, brush, eraser (stamp), sealer (optional)

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life

Apply paint to the base of your planter. You may have to wait for it to dry before making touch ups.

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life

When you paint the lip of your planter, be sure to paint the inside as well since it will be visible after you pot your plant.

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life

For my decoration, I reused the stamp from my geometric cement planter project. This step really takes a while, so brace yourself! Seal when finished (mod podge works!).

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life

(Side note, color dipped photos make an excellent backdrop!)

DIY Painted Planter | The Crafted Life