DIY Copper Planters

Once again, I’m working on my front room, which includes a huge entertainment center (more to come on that later). I’ve been working on accessorizing this entertainment center…no small task. One thing I knew I wanted to incorporate was lots of plants. I love bringing in a little bit of the outdoors in the form of plants; they add so much life and light, especially in our small, dark trailer. I have about 20 or so indoor plants, a few of which I have bought over the last few months and managed to keep alive (there have been others that weren’t so lucky), but most of which were given to me. So, I’ve bought just a few planters, but didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I’ve tried to think of creative ways to find planters. In fact, I’ve become a little obsessed with them, like these copper planters…gorgeous, but not exactly practical at $225 piece!


Last weekend, my sisters and I took a trip to Goodwill, where I found these cute little tins.


Now, they were adorable as just like they were, and I just loved the embossed patterns…so pretty! The problem was, I had so many plants and other busy accessories going on in the entertainment center already, so I needed my planters to be somewhat uniform. As always, my first inclination was to spray paint them…it’s just what I do. I was a little worried that the pattern wouldn’t show through the spray paint, but figured I’d give it a go.

Here is my fancy, schmancy set up…just a stool draped with a trash bag in the yard, along with some crazy looks from the neighbors.

Spray Painting

After a few coats, I was quite pleased that my designs still showed up! The spray paint I used was Rustoleum Hammered Spray Paint in Copper, just from Walmart.

Cans w Paint

Add soil and plants, and they’re ready to go!

Square Outside

Both PlantersSquare with TerrariumWhite Background Round

The little striped pot was another DIY with a .99 terra cotta pot, also from Walmart, painted with a strip of the same spray paint (I always use rubber bands to paint straight lines on round things…my husband’s trick), and rubbed with chalk. That’s all for now, but I’ll be sharing the rest of the entertainment center soon!

I’m sharing this post over at Pretty Preppy Party:

Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

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