Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The one with the plant pot DIY

In my 'things I liked this week post' from last friday, I already introduced you to my very first houseplant. We have been living together for two weeks now and it's still alive! The brown plastic pot-thingy it came in, wasn't very appealing, and was in need of a replacement. Apparently, winter isn't the best season to go shopping for a plant pot. I wasn't able to find a nice looking pot in the store, or any pot at all for that matter. So I whipped up something myself from things that were already in my home. So it was a very low budget DIY project. Now, that's my kind of project! And not having to leave the warmth and comfort of my home was a nice bonus.


What I used:
  • scissors
  • washi tape
  • an old tin
  • a piece of oil cloth (a left-over from a previous DIY project)



What I did:
Well, not that much actually. I basically did some cutting and sticking with tape. I think these pictures don't need any explaining.










30 comments:

  1. I like easy and fast DIY's. The pot looks a lot better now.

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    1. So do I, and it wasn't hard to make it look better :-)

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  2. It's adorable! You're right that it's really hard to find a good planter in the winter.

    Thanks for linking up with us. :-)

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  3. I think your DIY pot is simply adorable and much cuter than anything you might have found. Do keep me posted on the health of your plant. I've tried so many times and I just can't keep anything alive. Since my daughter got married at Yosemite and only a few of us went, I had her wedding reception in our yard. My husband thought he could trust me with the flowers in the yard. Wrong! They all died! A week before the reception he ran out and replaced all of them so the yard would look pretty.

    So I'm counting on you to keep your little friend alive and healthy! Do it for me!!!!

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    1. That's a lot of pressure, but I'll try! I'll make some update-plant-posts :-)

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  4. Anything to do with washi tapes and fabric is always welcome :)
    The pot looks amazing now!!

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    1. I love washi-projects, I am thinking of doing a washi project in my kitchen. The cabinets are white and boring now.

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  5. I love easy DIY projects that are quick to put together. It looks terrific!
    Congrats on the plant still being alive. I myself have a hard time with house plants, as I always forget to give them water.

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    1. Me too! The whole water-giving-thing seems the be a hard thing to remember...

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  6. Fun project for a lazy day! I should get a plant too..

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    1. Maybe we should plan a plant shopping date. I might need one more too, now this one is so alone!

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  7. Super cute! I'm a big fan of projects that instantly make things cuter. :)

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  8. This is a lovely project! I love that the pretty tape becomes a part of the design so yuo don't have to do anything fiddly, and the fabric you chose is gorgeous! That's a very happy looking plant xx

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    1. Thanks! I hope I'll manage to keep it happy looking for a long time :-)

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  9. i love the fabric that you chose and the final product too! Gorgeous diy marieken as always x
    PS: is the black your accent nail? :)

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    1. No it isn't! I was meeting a friend later for lunch, and I didn't have time to do the DIY and to do more polishing and to wait till my nails were dry. I'm not that good with the whole time management thing....

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  10. What a fun and easy project! I like the idea of the oil cloth as it will with stand spills while watering the plant.

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    1. I love fun and easy projects, I liked your DIY too!

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  11. So adorable and so easy..I can totally do this:) LOVE!!! Have a cozy day, darling. xo

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  12. Wow! You most definitely transformed that tin into a beautiful pot! Lovely!

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  13. what an adorable idea. I love the mix of prints.

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  14. Sweet! I love the simplicity of the creative touch! Great eyes for color combo my dear friend!

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  15. I love simple little "uplifts" like this too! Makes you feel proud every time you look at it! Great project!

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