5 Minute Modern Planter

6 Materials
5 Minutes

Make a tabletop modern planter in five minutes for fifteen bucks!

Buy supplies

To make this super simple planter, hit up the plumbing aisle at your local home improvement store and grab some PVC couplings.

Here I picked up 3" and 4" sizes, round hollow shapes and pieces that look like funnels.

Remove UPC codes

In case yours came with UPC codes stamped directly onto the PVC like mine did, just grab some acetone and a rag, it'll wipe right off.

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Cut some screen material

I have some spare window screen material around (thanks big dog Finn) so I cut some small rectangles to fit within the funnel shaped PVC part.

Glue in screen

Dab on a few dots of super glue inside then press the screen material onto it. You might need to hold it down. Try not to get the glue all over yourself like I did. Man, it's sticky stuff.

Stack and plant

Head outside, stack the funnel part into the round part and voila! Instant planter!

Modern, minimal, chic, adorable, cheap, and easy! What could be better?!


Of course you can grab some spray paint and paint these up if you'd like which originally was my intention but I ended up liking the plain white so much, I let them be.

So lightweight, you can move them around easily. Make a bunch and you've got an awesome display!

To learn more about the modular pallet wood patio coffee table these spiffy planters are sitting on, click here!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Pam
    on Jul 31, 2020

    Are these self watering planters?

  • Marta
    on Aug 1, 2020

    I assume water will still drain through the mesh, what do you use to keep the water contained from leaking through to a tabletop, possibly ruining a table?

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