This is one of my favorite projects ever. It’s small but mighty. And it involves succulents so as a blogger, OF COURSE IT’s AWESOME. Seriously….that phrase “happier than a bird with a french fry” should be “happier than a blogger with a succulent”. True story.
As a reminder, we are working on a big Rust-Oleum makeover for a reader-turned-friend this week and to celebrate, we are dedicating an entire week to sharing some new little projects that use Rust-Oleum’s stains and paints. These are not sponsored posts….they didn’t pay me to post about these or ask me to talk about their stuff….but I am anyway because 1. DUDE it’s Rustoleum! and 2. DUDE it’s Rustoleum!
So this one is really simple and we used scrap exterior wood so our cost was just under $7 a planter because all we had to buy was one can of spray paint and the plants themselves.
We had three scraps of 2×6 wood that we cut to be squares (2×6’s are actually 5 1/2″ so you want the length to be 5 1/2″ instead of 6″). We marked the center and then drilled a 2 1/2″ hole in two of the three boards. Hole cutters are cool.
Next you want to sand everything down. You just don’t want shards of wood in your hands…so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
We used wood glue to put all three pieces together and then clamped them. The solid piece obviously goes on the bottom and you will want to line up the hole.
After it is dry, it should stay together really nicely. It took ours a couple days to dry fully before I felt confident but once it was together, it should be just like it was nailed.
This is where the succie will go. Feel free to use the word succie in your normal day to day activities 🙂
After it is together, it’s gonna be a little crazy time. There is no rhyme or reason but you will cut off all the corners of your square pot. It is not science….just using a miter saw, you will trim off all the corners at different angles and lengths. You will also want to slice off the straight sides to make them a little more perfect and appear more like one piece of wood. If you want to drill a drain hole in the bottom…now is the time. I don’t pour straight water on my succulents (I spritz my succies like the priss I am) so a drain hole could be beneficial.
Sand the angles one more time and then get ready to spray!
I used the Rust-Oleum Metallic spray and it looks really good. I imagine that colors would be uber fun and if you did each side of the geometric shape a different color, that would look amazing too.
Are you ready for the reveal?! They are super cute! Here are the succulent pots! AHHHH all the bloggers pee themselves!