And I’m backkk! All the California sun must have gone to my head because I can’t stop dreaming of plants. Part of me really wants to turn my apartment into a jungle oasis, but if we’re being honest, it would last a week or two before it started to die. After seeing these ten planter diys however, I think I might give it a go! Are there any low maintenance plants you recommend? Because I’m about to have a ton of planters to fill!
Time: 20 minutes per pot Materials: clay planter, Benjamin Moore paint, Rifle Paper Co paper, brush
Ever since I made over this storage box, I have not stopped dreaming about ways to incorporate that wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co into all of my DIYS. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’d cover my walls if I could. And while these diy painted planters don’t have the same floral design, the color palette is a complete match thanks to Orchard Supply Hardware!
To get the same color scheme for my planters as the paper, I took in a some of the leftover scraps from my decoupage project to Orchard Supply Hardware. They were then able to match it perfectly to colors in the Benjamin Moore line, creating a custom palette for my project.
You can bring in anything (as long as it’s the size of a quarter) from a purse to a fabric scrap and get it as a paint color. I was also able to get the plants and pots (on sale!) while I was there. It may just be my new favorite hardware store, just saying.
To give my planters an extra pop of color, I painted the outsides one color, while painting a different one inside. Since I didn’t use a primer, I found that two coats looked the best.
Once your planters are dry (doesn’t take long at all), pot your plants and you’re done!
Such a fun way to bring a pop of color into the home, don’t you think? I have them all lined up in a row on my bookshelf, but they’d also look great on their own.
PS If you live in Portland, the Orchard store in the Hollywood district (across from Trader Joe’s) is open now, but there will also be a grand opening event in May that you won’t want to miss!
It has been so warm and sunny in Portland that it feels like spring may be unofficially here. That, and I guess the extra hour of daylight doesn’t hurt either! If you haven’t been already, it may be time to head to your nearest nursery and pick up fresh plants to celebrate the new season. And what plant would be complete without an adorable planter? Be sure to keep these eleven diy planter projects options in mind before you buy!