Spring is just around the corner and that means warmer weather, flowering blooms and bright colors. I can't wait for the the days get a little longer, for the trees to fill in with new leaves and for all of the outdoor celebrations that await us. With this wonderful season nearly upon us, I've been thinking about ways to incorporate more plant life into my indoor and outdoor spaces. I came up with this simple and modern planter that can be used both inside and outside. Here what you need make your own:
Supplies: 1. Edge banding (edge banding is a wood veneer found in the lumber section of your hardware store.) 2. A can from soup or canned vegetables. 3. Stain (I used Minwax Special Walnut) 4. Scissors 5. Ruler 6. Hot Glue Gun (not pictured) 7. An Old Rag (to apply the stain)
Step 1: Measure and cut the edge banding into strips long enough to fit around the circumference of the can. Then measure the height of the can to see how many strips you'll need. I needed 6 strips that were 11" long.
Step 2: Stain half of your edge banding strips by following the directions on the can of stain. I rubbed the stain on the strips using an old rag and allowed them to dry for about 15 minutes before attaching them to the can.
Step 3: Adhere the strips to the can using the hot glue. Edge Banding has a heat activated glue on the back so you won't need very much hot glue. When you add the hot glue, the glue on the back of the banding will be activated, giving you a stronger hold. Be sure to place the strip where you want it quickly because the glue dries very fast. Continue gluing on the strips until the can is completely covered.
Step 4: Place your favorite indoor or outdoor plant inside and choose a spot to display it. I chose to plant a succulent in mine.
This whole project took me about 35 minutes to complete and that includes the 15 minute drying time for the stain. This planter was really very simple to make. I hope you enjoy making one for your own home. Have a great day! -blessings, Brittany