Make Your Own Glass Succulent Planter

5 Materials
$10
20 Minutes
Easy
We all have glass bowls lying around in our cupboards that we are not able to find a use for, and this was one was mine. I thought it would look great as a succulent planter.
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To turn the glass from drab to fab, I bought some thick elastic bands to create a pattern. Start by stretching the elastic bands around the outside of the glass bowl and flattened them to create flat straight lines.
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Overlap them and just keep moving them around until you are happy with the design.
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I bought some frosted glass spray paint to paint the outside. Place the bowl upside down to prevent spray from going on the inside of the bowl. Keep adding thin coats until you get the effect that you want and let it dry completely.
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Once it is dry remove the elastic bands to reveal your design.
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I wanted to put succulents into my planter because they are the only plants I can't seem to kill. I added gravel first for drainage. Next, I added some sea sand for a better cosmetic look and then soil suitable for succulents.
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Then for the fun part, I planted my succulents and another layer of sea sand, not covering all the soil.
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To add a bit of fun and decoration to my planter I added some white stones from my fish tank and added some little ornaments as decoration. Just keep moving things around until you are happy with the look. And TA-DA you have a super cute Planter.
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Back view. The cost of this project will depend on what you have at home.

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  • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Jul 13, 2019

    Where'd you get the little Bouddah? Nice project.

  • Richard Laning Richard Laning on Jun 05, 2020

    Sea Sand? ... Do NOT use sand from the beach the salt will kill the plants!

  • Bob Schulenberg Bob Schulenberg on Jun 22, 2020

    Is there a drainage hole for water release? They’re succulents.

    Otherwise it’s obvious why your plants don’t survive! It’s a nice way to decorate a piece.

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