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3 Ways To Make A Beautiful DIY Planter

Show off your green thumb with one of these clever cork, cement, or cardboard homes for your plants.

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These shimmery planters were created by Laurel at A Bubbly Life.

What you'll need: concrete, water, gloves, a container for mixing, oil (vegetable or olive will do), one large container for the mold and one smaller container to fit inside the larger, a heavy rock (or other heavy item), a drill, spray paint, and painter's tape.

Wearing your gloves, mix concrete and water according to directions on the package. The amount of water varies on the type you purchase. Pour concrete into large container. Place the small container in and place a heavy rock on top so that the container stays inside. Let dry for 24-48 hours. Discard the containers and drill holes into the bottom of the concrete for drainage.



Yes, you can turn a milk carton into chic decor, like Sheryl at Oh So Very Pretty did.

Collect the materials: an empty 1L milk or juice carton, duct tape, scraps of linen or canvas fabric, hot glue gun and hot glue, heavy strong string, and your favorite herb plant.



Linda from It All Started with Paint created these tiny vases from old wine corks. Here's how:

Gather your materials: First, drink some wine and save a bunch of corks. You'll also need a glue gun, magnets, a steak knife, and plants. The mini vases shown contain succulents which are hardy and hard to kill.


Using the steak knife, core out centers of the corks. Start by putting the tip in the center of the cork and turning the knife in a circular motion. Make sure you don’t go all the way through; stop about ¾ of the way down.

Use the glue gun to affix magnets. Keep in mind that once plants are inserted, the cork will be much heavier, so depending on the strength of your magnet, you made need to affix more than one to handle the added weight.


Pippa Armbrester is a quilt designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and in life on her website.