Yes it’s now technically fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s ever time to stop buying plants. Or potting them into colorful containers. If you want a quick and easy way to bring some brightness into your home to balance out the grey of the new season, then you’ll want to make these cute ombre planters ASAP! Here’s how:
Time: 5 minutes Materials: planter, spray paint in two colors
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!
What can I say, I’m officially obsessed with house plants. At some point, someone is going to have to come over and cut me off before my apartment turns into a jungle. They’re just such an easy way to bring color into your home, don’t you think? And why settle for a basic terra cotta planter when you can customize it to fit your decor in less than an hour! Here’s how I gave mine a makeover:
I used DecoArt’s chalky finish paint for this project because of the ultra matte finish (the end results almost feels like ceramic). The paint also requires no primer which is great for saving time. You can grab the planter at Ikea. Continue reading…
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!