10 Minutes or Less: DIY Ombre Planter

Learn to make these colorful and fun ombre planters in only 5 minutes!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

Learn to make these colorful and fun ombre planters in only 5 minutes!  Continue reading…

10 DIY Planters

Celebrate spring with these ten planter diys!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!

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!1. Gold Leaf Planters by The Sweetest Occasion

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!2. Hanging Copper Planter by A Bubbly Life

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!3. Plaster Planters by Zilverblauw

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!4. DIY Bunny Planter by Fall for DIY

10 DIY Planter projects you have to try!5. Easy Planter Makeover by The Crafted Life Continue reading…

DIY Easy Planter Makeover

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, brushes, planter

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)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:

DIY Easy Planter Makeover (click through for full tutorial!)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…

Inspired by Rifle Paper Co: DIY Painted Planters

Time: 20 minutes per pot
Materials: clay planter, Benjamin Moore paint, Rifle Paper Co paper, brush

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)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!

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)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.

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)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.

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)Once your planters are dry (doesn’t take long at all), pot your plants and you’re done!

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)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.

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)

DIY Painted Planters (inspired by Rifle paper Co)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!

Orchard_logo