Is. It. Spring. Yet? Honestly. Where are the chirping birds? Where are the blossoming trees? Can’t we be warm already? It’s always this time of year with my cabin/spring fever that I start willing the seasons to change with the crafts I make. I can’t help myself from painting flowers and making bunnies and whipping up lots of planters to put green things in. One product of this impulse are these fun and colorful wood and plexiglass DIY house planters! They are such a happy way to “house” your plants. Plus, they will bring some much needed spring feels into your decor!
- Unfinished Wood Houses (I used this size and this size)
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Plexiglass Sheet
- Screws and Drill
- Plants or Artificial Succulents
Begin by cutting your plexiglass to size. If you are confident with a glass cutter you can do this on your own by measuring, marking, and cutting it with your glass cutter. I am not confident with a glass cutter so I took mine to a local hardware store for a small cutting fee. I cut my glass to be 3 inches tall for both houses and as wide as the correlating house.
Next, paint one side of the glass. Apply enough coats that the color is opaque through the glass. Let dry completely.
Once the paint is dry on the houses and the glass, attach the glass to the houses using screws and a drill. Place the glass on the house where you would like it attached. Then drill a hole (slowly and using a tiny bit so as not to crack the glass) through the glass and then house. Once all four holes are drilled, screw in the screws until tightened.
Plant your plants! You can do this a couple of different ways. One is that you could plant your plants in small pots and then place them inside the houses. Or, if you attach your plexiglass to the house so there are no gaps between the house and the glass, you could plant the plants directly into the houses. Or, you could plant them in the houses using small planting trays, which is what I did.
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.