DIY | mini succulent planters3.30.2016
apparently i can't stop making planters? it probably stems from my inability to stop buying mini succulents (they're so cute though.)
i've made mini clay planters before so i figured i'd update them- this time i've gone for a much more tactile finish that's really simple to create.
i had some little cacti plant pots from ikea that i wasn't that fond of so i decided to use them as the base for the planters. you could also use small plastic plant pots or even old glass candle jars- just make sure you clean them out well first!
1. work the air dry clay until it becomes soft then roll it out until it's large enough to wrap around your small plant pot.
2. wrap the clay around the pot, trim off the edges and smooth over the joint where the two ends meet- use a little water and the blunt side of a knife to even out the joint.
3. add some texture, i used the round end of a pen to push this pattern into the clay! you could try different designs or shapes. once you've finished leave the pot to dry out.
4. for a faux glazed finish i gave my planters a coat of spray varnish. you can skip this step if you like them matte
pop in your baby succulents or cacti, i think they look pretty happy nestled in their new crib.
(succulents don't like a lot of water so just give them a light spray when they need it.. the pot inside will keep the clay dry.)
i love how these turned out (and it gives me a good excuse to grab some new plants? send help!)