You know what I love about farmhouse style DIY? Simple, elegant, with equal parts rustic and luxe. Also, frugal.
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DIY Farmhouse Planter – an elegant, simple, with equal parts rustic up-cycle that is easy on time, and easy on the budget! I just happened to luck into a plethora of maramce cord and yarn when some kind soul decided to empty out their craft closet, and a friend of a friend of a friend, thought of me when they saw it. And I am so glad they did!
DIY Farmhouse Planter
The only thing from the materials list that you may not have on hand is macrame cord. But really, any thick cord / rope will do the trick. You’ll have a much better time of it also if you use a glue gun – I prefer a heavy duty one that is maybe a bit overkill, but hey – whatever works. The idea is to use what you have on hand, or what is readily accessible, however, I did link to some products in the materials list to help you out a bit.
- Clean the inside and outside of your can, and dry well.
- Unwind your cord enough that you can work with it without getting too tangled,
- Trim the end of your cord on a 45 degree angle. Now, you can singe the end with a flame if you like, but if you use a hot glue gun to secure it, that won’t be necessary.
- Glue the end of your cord to the side of the can, right smack near the bottom. Wrap the corn around the can from that point, gluing as required.
- Make sure the entire can is covered with the cord, with no spaces, and trim the end of the cord when you’re done, again on a 45.
- Put a thin layer of gravel in the bottom of your new planter, and then insert a plant pot that fits snugly inside.
- Put potting soil and a plant of your choice into the plastic pot, and adjust accordingly. You don’t want the plastic pot to have too much room to move inside the planter.
I put a Thanksgiving Cacti in mine ( again, a plant that I got from a friend – seriously gardeners are the most generous people 🙂 )