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Creative Challenge Month 10: Decorate a planter

This coming weekend marks the start of month 10 of this year’s Creative Challenge. This will be the second last challenge for this year and is such a fun one to participate in! Anyone young and old can participate, remember to share your ideas and images with us!

Decorating a planter can be a lot of fun and it makes for such a nice gift for someone special. Last year I made some DIY planters for the Christmas styled shoot that I styled. it was loads of fun and such an easy project to do.

DIY planter with pom poms
DIY planter with pom poms

What you will need?

  • Ceramic / Teracotta flower pot
  • White paint
  • Gold paint – I used spraypaint
  • Paintbrush
  • A4 sheet of paper
  • Scissors
  • Pom pom ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Soil
  • Succulent

DIY planter with pom poms
DIY planter with pom poms

How to?

  1. Paint the pot white
  2. Fold the A4 paper in half and cut out a half circle on the fold
  3. Open up the paper and pull it over the pot from the bottom upwards to cover the top of the pot
  4. Spraypaint the bottom part of the pot gold
  5. Plant the succulent in the pot by filling it with soil first
  6. Cut the pom pom ribbon to size and stick it to the top rim of the pot using the glue gun
  7. DIY planter with pom poms
    DIY planter with pom poms

    Here with inspiration for our tenth challenge – Decorateing a planter

    Creative Challenge 2016

    1. 15 Jan – 15 Feb: Macrame / Wool art
    2. 16 Feb – 15 Mar: Adult colouring
    3. 16 Mar – 15 Apr: Stamping / Screenprinting
    4. 16 Apr – 15 May: Origami / book art
    5. 16 May – 15 Jun: Embroidery hoop art
    6. 16 Jun – 15 Jul: Creative jars
    7. 16 Jul – 15 Aug: Snail Mail
    8. 16 Aug – 15 Sep: Creative Bunting
    9. 16 Sep – 15 Oct: Wood, nail & wool art
    10. 16 Oct – 15 Nov: Decorate a planter
    11. 16 Nov – 15 Dec: Gift wrapping

    Here’s how you can get involved

    1. Join the official Creative Challenge Facebook Group
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Karen Kelly is the founder and editor of She is a creative at heart and passionate about all things DIY. Learn more about her here and connect with her on social media on the links below.

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