Spring is in the air which means it’s time to make some DIY planters! See how I transformed a plain IKEA planter into a DIY ombre planter full of industrial charm.
Hello Kenarry readers! I’m back for the last time from Making Joy and Pretty Things to share a fun Spring craft with y’all! It’s hard to believe I’ve been guest posting since the Fall! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts!
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Over on the blog, we are over halfway through our second One Room Challenge. I won’t bore you with the details (you can read about our plans here) but basically, we are transforming our master bedroom closet into a functional industrial farmhouse style closet in just 6 weeks! Oh, and did I mention I’m 41 weeks pregnant?!
Since we are obviously crazy, I figured why not throw in some additional DIY projects into space! This is my first time really styling in an “industrial” fashion as I tend to stick to the farmhouse and rustic neutrals. When I think industrial, I think metal and black.
DIY Home accents with black
Having a ton of black in a space really scares my inner farmhouse style design. But, I figured I could throw in some black accents to really bring out that industrial look.
Where to Buy budget-friendly planters
My go-to place for budget-friendly planters is IKEA. I don’t think I could ever move anywhere that didn’t have an IKEA within reasonable driving distance. In fact, I think I probably own every single one of their planters (don’t tell my husband).
I snagged this FRIDFULL Plant pot for just $5.99, which means I grabbed 3 of them. Oops! While I actually love how it looks, I thought adding in some black would make it fit our closet theme a bit better.
How to Make DIY Ombre Planters
I’ll share how I made my ombre plant baskets so you can make some too. It’s so easy!
What You’ll need:
Here are the supplies you will need.
- Foam brushes
- Black acrylic paint
- Paper towels
How to make a DIY ombre planter
Here are the simple directions. You can even make this with your kids!
1. Apply paint to the bottom of the basket
After dumping entirely too much paint onto a paper plate, I used the foam brush to heavily apply the paint to the bottom 4-5 rows.
I tried to keep the paint at the same point on the pot the entire way around. Of course, that didn’t happen. That’s when I decided to do an ombre effect!
2. Wipe off excess paint from the brush
I wiped off any excess paint from the foam brush and very, very lightly brushed it above the thicker, darker paint.
3. Apply a second coat of paint
Lastly, I applied a second coat of paint onto the very bottom of the planter, just to make the ombre look stand out a bit more.
For something that took just a few minutes to make, I can’t believe the industrial charm it will add to the closet!
I do love this little green plant (also from IKEA). But, since the closet doesn’t have any natural light, I’ll have to find something faux!
Again, thank you SO much for having me here on Kenarry! I hope you have found at least one DIY project you want to try out!
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