Make Your Own Glass Succulent Planter
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.
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.
Overlap them and just keep moving them around until you are happy with the design.
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.
Once it is dry remove the elastic bands to reveal your design.
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.
Then for the fun part, I planted my succulents and another layer of sea sand, not covering all the soil.
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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Published June 16th, 2018 5:32 AM
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Betty on Jul 20, 2019
Yes I will be doing this, you did a great job and gave me a great idea
Unique Creations By Anita on Jul 20, 2019
Lonnie on Jun 22, 2020
Very clever glass finish. Stay creative. great succulent arrangement.
Unique Creations By Anita on Jun 22, 2020
Than k you so much Lonnie.
Where'd you get the little Bouddah? Nice project.
Sea Sand? ... Do NOT use sand from the beach the salt will kill the plants!
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.