HELLO June!! I can’t believe this year is almost half over, but I LOVE summer, so I am ok with it ha ha. In my last post I talked about my struggle with keeping succulents alive, SO naturally I needed to make a fun indoor planter ha ha. Because I will NEVER give up, never! I just love succulents too much ;) This modern indoor planter is colorful, fun, cheap and will really brighten up any space, I love IKEA hacks.
Place planter onto the balsa wood. At an angle, exactly how you want the balsa wood to go.
Trace around the planter
Place on the planter to check if everything lines up. Sand down any edges that might be rough or stick out. Use a fine grain sand paper. Did you know you could sand balsa wood? ha ha I didn’t, but Its pretty sweet ;)
Paint. Let dry. And then peal away the tape.Start to glue on pieces. Make sure you put the glue about an inch in from the side of the wood piece. The glue will expand and ooze out the sides if you don’t. You can see I learned that the hard way with the below picture, and how close I put the glue to the sides ha ha. The Gorilla Glue is not super fast drying so hold on the piece of wood for a few seconds and then come back and check and reposition a min later in case anything has shifted. Continue checking and repositioning until it has completely dried.
Then put in some succulents! This planter does not have any drainage SO if you are like me and struggle with this whole “keeping your plants alive thing” you are not going to want to plant them into the planter. Keep them in the pots they originally came in so they can breath and the water can escape. Also this IS an indoor planter. The balsa wood will not do well in wet weather ;) Now go to IKEA and get your craft on!
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