I’ve been getting creative with the projects and materials I use these days. In an effort to use materials in my home and not overload shipping services, I’m challenging myself to upcycle what I have! My latest craft is a perfect example of using what you’ve got – hello new planter!
Combining materials from two unrelated projects came together for a boho-chic wooden planter. My new coffee table planter is probably one of my new favorite hacks! It came together so well, my mom didn’t even believe me when I said I made it.
This is an affordable take on all of the boho and natural decor that is so popular right now. And by using some extra diffuser reeds and spare embroidery hoops, it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I’d say this is a win.
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How to Create the Planter
One. Start by halving your reeds. The end product will be 4” tall, so halving your reeds will give you the perfect size to work with.
Two. Take one embroidery hoop, dab a small dot of hot glue, and press your first reed, lined up to the top of the hoop.
Three. Continue gluing your reeds around the inside of the hoop. Once you get all the way around, give your sticks a wiggle to ensure everything is secure.
Four. Next, take your second hoop and slide it around the reeds on the opposite end. You’ll see the planter start to take shape.
Five. Pull your reeds inward and apply glue around the hoop in small sections. Press the reeds into the glue to secure them.
Six. After working around, you should have formed a tube.
Seven. Trim off the loose reed ends by cutting around with scissors. Sand the rough ends for a smooth finish.
Eight. Trim the lip off of your plastic planter, then slide it into the planter. I opted not to glue it in, so I can remove it for watering. It is pretty snug, so I suggest leaving it unglued.
There you have a boho planter that looks like it’s straight out of Urban Outfitters, for less!