DIY : Glass Planter

It is a good, no scratch that, GREAT day when a plant in my home outgrows its current pot.  I needed to find a new home for my cactus.  See http://www.houseofholts.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/the-green-thumb/ .  I searched for pots at all my usual places….Home Goods, Target, Crate & Barrel, but given the time of year the selection was ehh, or crazy expensive.  So I decided to get creative.  I picked up this vase at Home Goods for $3 last spring and it just sits under my sink, but I love that it is footed.  

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Next i I dug out some old acrylic paint from my craft drawer and grabbed a paint brush.  If you don’t have paint I highly recommend Martha Stewart’s brand.  It is a little more expensive but good quality and I love her colors.  I had painted some canvases earlier thus year, using this color.  It is Cloud.

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I put put about a quarter size drop of paint in the bottom and brought it up to the top using long strokes.  I only did one coat and it took about 24 hours to fully dry.  You may need two, but only paint the inside of the bowl.

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The inside looks kind of messy, but no one will be seeing that, so left it and then planted my cactus so it has plenty of new space to grow.  I loved the way it turned out, and cost no $$$!!!!

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This is super easy and a quick DYI!

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