This week is all about maximum craftiness at home but without much effort. You could say it’s the Industrial Engineer in me. But when it comes to time, none of us have enough of it, let alone to do a huge craft project. And that’s why easy crafts are magical. They let you actually finish and enjoy it without leaving an ongoing mess on your kitchen table (or maybe that’s just me). And today’s project is ridiculously easy. I’m almost afraid you’re going to throw a virtual shoe at me. Whop! Dodging it to show you how I made these fun farmhouse planters for $3 apiece.
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How to Make Farmhouse Planters
I made a farmhouse planter for each plant I had on my front porch. You could decide to use this method for any size of planter at your own home!
Clean Your Planters
With a clean cloth, simply wipe away any dirt or dust. I picked up my planters at Lowe’s and they were stored outside with the plants. Makes complete sense, but they’re a bit dusty and dirty from being outdoors.
Once your planters are nice and clean, place them open side down in prep for painting.
Apply Your Paint
This part was free because I simply went shopping in my basement. I found a leftover gallon of paint (it was used in our mudroom) and brought it outside. You can use an house paint or paint intended for the outdoors. I know you can buy acrylic paint like this, but latex wall paint works well, too.
Lightly paint on the planters going across the planter rather than up or down. I’d recommend using as little paint as possible and building onto the color rather than splashing on to much because you can’t really take it off afterwards without it looking smudged. For a really chippy look you could do multiple layers of paint or even add a second, lighter color on top of the first.
Fill With Plants
Once your planters are dried, pop in a fresh mum or decorative kale. Now they go from looking like they came straight out of a big box store to something thoughtful and stylish.
Since the planters were $3 apiece at Lowe’s, my total cost for this project was about $12 for all 4.
Aren’t those super easy and quick? Don’t forget to check out my 15 other fall crafts you can make in an hour! Enjoy your newly updated planters and be the total envy of the neighborhood. They are going to look so good!