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DIY | PICKLE JAR CACTI PLANTER

10.20.14

I know I’m always posting planter DIY’s on here or Instagram, but I can’t help it…they are my favorite! I think it’s also that I love seeing the transformation from something old or used turned into something new with a completely different purpose than it had previously.

This is a very simple DIY to do. Although depending on your design, you could go very complex with it if desired. I started by finding a recycled glass jar in our recycling bin to serve as my container.

hibrid-jar-planter

 

First, I spray-painted my entire jar white. You can use either a gloss or flat finish. ( Gloss finish is shown here. ) I let it sit for a day to dry and so the paint could adhere to the glass completely. Most spray paints dry very quickly though, so you should be able to do its next coat of a different color or design fairly quickly afterwards.

Second, I cut my design out of a sheet of sticker paper. Normally I would just use painter’s tape to tape off a geometric pattern or section, but this time I needed a curved outline to block off. I mimicked the cacti’s form into a scalloped pattern to repeat around the jar as my design. Once taped off, I painted the bottom section a metallic gold. It dries very fast, so you should be able to remove the tape off in under a few minutes.

Lastly, choose any cacti or succulent of your choice to plant inside!

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