DIY Giraffe Planter Using Broken Cup

Deborah | upgardening
by Deborah | upgardening
12 Materials
24 Hours

One of the easiest way to decorate your indoor space on a budget is to create DIY crafts. Upcycling reduces the amount of waste that gets to the landfills. Using this waste into something creative, not only helps the environment to reduce it's waste, but also helps us to be a little more creative in using our ideas to beautify our house. Here I'm making DIY Giraffe Planter 🦒 hope you'll will like it!!!

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Step 1: Take any cup of a broken handle if you'll don't have can also use container similar in shape. Make sure the cup is clean and dry.

Step 2: Take a wire and a paper tape.

Step 3: Place the wire as shown and apply some paper tape over it as shown so that it doesn't move. And wrap aluminium foil for the wire as shown below.

Step 4: After wrapping the aluminium foil for the wire apply mouldit ( air dry clay) for the aluminium foil as shown below.

Apply for a small part as shown let it dry completely than apply for another small part.

Step 5: Once applied for the entire part let it dry completely. Then using a sand paper smoothen surface if required.

Step 6: Apply mouldit ( air dry clay) to a small piece of wire as shown this will be it's ears and horns.

Step 7: Once completely dried with the help of a glue stick the ears and horns.

Once done it will look something like this.

Step 8:Take a plastic straw and make four equal piece with the help of a scissors.

Stick the straw pieces underneath the cup using glue.

Stick the pieces as shown.

Step 9: Apply mouldit (air dry clay) for the straw pieces as shown. Let it dry completely.

Step 10: Apply Chalk paint to the entire surface as shown. After it is dried completely using brown Acrylic Paint do the pattern as shown below.

Step 11: Once the pattern is done let it dry completely. Now using a marker draw the ears, nostrils and eyes as shown below.

And your Giraffe Planter is READY!!!

This planter can be used in 2 ways;

  1. Add water and some plant cuttings making it a propagating planter.
  2. Can put a small potted vase and let water drain in the planter itself.
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Aug 22, 2022

    What a cute save for a cup! My question is, what is Mould-it?

  • Karen Coyne Karen Coyne on Aug 22, 2022

    Could you use a planter and make a large giraffe in the same manner, obviously using something else for the legs? A herd of different sized giraffes would be cute.

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