DIY Modern Planter

8 Materials
30 Minutes

Dollar Tree $90 Planter Dupe

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Today I want to show you to make a DIY modern planter that I saw for over $100. It was so easy to recreate for only a few dollars with supplies from the Dollar Store.  

To start the DIY planter, I grabbed a plate that I had from the thrift store and attached it to a foam ring.  

I used contact cement to attach the plate but you have to be careful as it can eat through the foam. Be sure to allow it to set a bit before sticking the foam ring in place.  

Once the plate and ring adhered together, I began adding additional foam rings on top of the first one. Again I used contact cement but I would recommend using craft glue to stick the foam rings together.  

Before the glue could completely set, I made sure they were nice and evenly stacked.  

Once the stack was completely dry, I wanted to create some texture for my DIY planter. To do that, I brushed on Fusion Sandstone texture. If you don’t have Fusion Sandstone texture, you can also add baking soda to some paint to create texture.  

I used the Sandstone texture all over the outside of the rings and made sure to go over the top and inside of the highest ring as well. You also want to make sure it gets into all of the seams of the rings.  

After the Sandstone texture was dry, It was time to paint the planter. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk, but you can use any sort of craft paint you'd like. Again, make sure to get into all of the crevices between the rings and then let it all dry.  

To fill the new planters, I dropped a plant (in its pot) right into the center of the rings. Since the planter isn’t waterproof I kept the plant in its container. You could also add some beautiful faux plants if you’d like.  

Once the plants were in place, I added some moss around the edges to fill it in and give it a finished look.  

My DIY modern planters were such an easy hack and only cost a few dollars. They were so quick to put together and compared to the expensive ones, look just as good. I hope you will try to make your own planter and have some fun with this project.  

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  • Shuganne Shuganne on Mar 08, 2022

    Could you include a picture of a hundred dollar planter? I don't think I've ever seen one irl.

  • Gail Tisius Gail Tisius on Mar 16, 2023

    How does the glue hold up when watering the plant?

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  • Linda Ross Linda Ross on Jul 13, 2022

    Miguelitos DIY on YouTube had this months ago.

  • Carol F Carol F on Mar 17, 2023

    These are very cool!

    I have added flour to paint to give it texture and it worked well.

    • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Mar 17, 2023

      Thanks so much and I haven't tried flour yet! Great idea. I will have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.