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DIY Summer Planter Pots

Make a Pineapple and Girly Face Planter to Spruce Up Your Porch

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Article by Audrey Kuether

Summer’s in full swing, and that means it’s time to make some affordable DIY summery planter pots to spruce up your front porch and home interior.

Follow along on this simple tutorial showing just how easy it is to make a pineapple and girly face planter of your own.

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Let’s start with the pineapple planter

Start by painting your terra cotta pots your desired color. I started painting mine with acrylic paint, but changed my mind and went for spray paint instead since it is a much glossier and cleaner finish. It also saved quite a bit of time. You’ll want to do 2-3 coats.

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Once dry, take your white paint marker and draw angled lines from the top to bottom of your pot in one direction.

Once you have wrapped all the way around, go in the opposite direction. Make sure to connect the top lines.

You really can’t go wrong. The more imperfect the lines are, the better in my opinion. Even six-year-old Vivienne got in on the action.

I drew faint lines with an ink pen for her to trace. She’s making her flower pot for her adopted grandmother Sandy, who lives in a nearby nursing home. We plan to deliver it to her after our TV segment where we’ll be showing how to make these.

Once you have all lines made, you’re already ready for the next planter style — the face planters.

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For the girly face planters, spray the terra cotta pot in your desired colors. I used white and a bronzy gold.

Once dry take your permanent marker and draw your eyelashes. Start with a “U” shape. Repeat on the other side and then grab your pink or red toned paint marker for the lips.

Next, draw a heart in any size you wish, then color it in.

If you want to add the rosy cheek look take a non-permanent marker (not on the supply list) and mark a small circle in the cheek area. Rub it in a circular motion with your finger.

 Repeat on both sides until you’re happy.

Now it’s time to add your plants to your DIY summery planter pots!

I purchased some real succulents from the Lowe’s by our house, but you can also use faux succulents if you have a green thumb.

Repeat these steps on any other planters you want to make. I love how the bronze gold one turned out.

If you like the rock cactus look you can add in some small rocks to the top—these also help with drainage.

Repeat these steps on all of your pots and there you have it—your very own handmade DIY summery planter pots. People love these festive pots and they’re perfect for any type of gift.

What do you think? Will you be making your own? If you do I’d love it if you’d tag me on InstaTwitter, or Facebook photos so I can see how they turn out! I’m always so very thankful when you Pin my work as well. 

Follow Audrey Kuether @ohsolovely_blog

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