There’s nothing quite like a beautiful plant to bring a little bit of joy into a room or office space. It’s something about sharing that space with another living thing that lifts the spirit! That is unless you’re like me and happen to kill every every plant I’ve gotten my hands on. This Funny Message Planter DIY is absolutely perfect for me and my black thumbs. Fingers crossed I can keep the next plant alive!
Supplies needed to make your own funny planter DIY:
- Cement Vessel Planter
- Unfinished Wood Letters
- Liquitex Professional Spray Paint
- Acrylic Paint
- Aleene’s Glass & Bead Adhesive
- Patricia Nimocks Gloss Acrylic Spray Sealer
Considering the life expectancy of most of my plants, I absolutely love that this project is so easy to make. To begin, you need to give the cement planter a few coats of spray paint. Try not to rush this step or you’ll end up with an uneven surface full of bubbles and drips.
Lay out wood letters to form the words “Please Do Not Die.” I was able to make this saying entirely with just one bag of letters!
Use your desired paint to add color to the wood letters. I went with a bright coral color but you can choose any color scheme you like!
Make sure to paint the sides of the letters and then allow them to dry completely.
Once dry, use the Glass & Bead Glue to affix the letters to the front of the planter. I chose this glue because I knew it dried quickly and worked well on slick surfaces. You could probably substitute any strong silicon glue if that’s what you have on hand.
Once the letters have dried securely onto the planter, apply at least three thick coats of clear acrylic sealer to recreate that slick ceramic finish. I applied thicker coats each time because I wanted the sealant to pool a bit around the letters. I really think it mimicked the imperfect look of ceramics!
I’ve staged the picture below with an artificial succulent but I’m planning on adding some small rocks to the bottom of this planter for the real thing. Or maybe I’ll just keep this beauty in my Funny Message Planter DIY after all. I love how realistic all of the succulents on Consumer Crafts look!
Hope you have fun making one of these planters for your home or office.
There are so many different sayings that would be great to use this method with. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.