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herb planter upcycle {diy}

September 13, 2013

Metallic is cool.  Geometric shapes are cooler.  And in my World, DIY is the coolest.  Let’s put all three together and get creative…


I was strolling through Target one day and saw that this herb planter was $1.50.  I immediately thought that it would make a fun addition to a dinner party or buffet…or a pretty succulent planter…or a desk-top accessory…once it was dressed up a little bit.  No need to break out your arsenal of stencils and paint here (although you can).  I just used some metallic markers and hand painted on these designs.


I did some triangles, dots, and bricks:


Fun, right!?!?!  I think the unlimited possibilities are what make this DIY great.  The plastic has a nice texture so drawing, painting, or decoupage would all work fabulously.  Make it your own to match your theme or decor!

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  • Reply Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried September 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Lovely! And you say you found it for 1.50? Maybe I should run to Target!!

    • Reply Anne September 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Anjana, I got it a couple weeks ago, in the summer/seasonal stuff. Get it quick of you can!!!

  • Reply Lucy September 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

    ooo…love these, they are so chic…xo

    • Reply Anne September 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Thanks Lucy!

  • Reply Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly September 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

    What a great idea! Way to think outside the box…or planter? 😉

    • Reply Anne September 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Jillian, I like your wit! It is just like mine!!!

  • Reply Ginger September 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    So cute! Love your patterns, but that you could do anything you want with it really.

    If you’re interested, I’d love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party going on right now.

    • Reply Anne September 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks Ginger! I will stop by!

  • Reply Hold the Office September 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Very cute idea. I love inexpensive finds like that:) I saw this on Serenity Now Weekend Blog Hop.


    • Reply Anne September 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks for visiting. All about the frugal!

  • Reply Shannah @ Just Us Four September 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Oh my gosh…I totally love this! I have to make something like this now because it is so awesome. Great idea.

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