DIY mid century planters | sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Planters

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

photos by Jared Smith

All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy… and I’m loving it. I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year olds beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.

Don’t worry though, I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY mid century planters that you can make on a budget (thank goodness! “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together). We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all. We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place, but hey, we made some delicious lemonade out of those life lemons, if you know what I mean!

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

Materials:

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

To prep the legs and wooden plaque base, use a foam brush to stain the unfinished wood, then let dry completely. Next, tape off the stained wood section, leaving only the feet exposed so that you can spray paint them gold and let dry over night.

To prep the planters, I spray painted them in brighter hues as well to go along the bright studio, but I think the black and white would look awesome with this tutorial as well.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

Lay three angled plates in a triangular shape on the bottom of the wooden plaque, and screw each into place (being sure that the angle is facing outward from one another), then twist the finished base legs into each plate.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

If you’re adhering the pot to the base, you can use Bulldop Grip glue to adhere wood and ceramic together, or you can drill a large bolt or screw through the drip hole of the planter into the center of the wooden plaque.

You can also just skip the legs altogether and just do a simple wooden bottom for a quicker version of this project, and I actually like it a teeny bit more than with legs but don’t tell!DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

To make them a bit brighter, I actually used white sand on top of the cactus soil to make them not so stark.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

What do you think?! I’m thinking these little DIY guys definitely need to be in your house this Spring!

DIY mid century planters | sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Planters

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

photos by Jared Smith

All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy… and I’m loving it. I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year olds beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.

Don’t worry though, I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY mid century planters that you can make on a budget (thank goodness! “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together). We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all. We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place, but hey, we made some delicious lemonade out of those life lemons, if you know what I mean!

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

Materials:

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

To prep the legs and wooden plaque base, use a foam brush to stain the unfinished wood, then let dry completely. Next, tape off the stained wood section, leaving only the feet exposed so that you can spray paint them gold and let dry over night.

To prep the planters, I spray painted them in brighter hues as well to go along the bright studio, but I think the black and white would look awesome with this tutorial as well.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

Lay three angled plates in a triangular shape on the bottom of the wooden plaque, and screw each into place (being sure that the angle is facing outward from one another), then twist the finished base legs into each plate.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

If you’re adhering the pot to the base, you can use Bulldop Grip glue to adhere wood and ceramic together, or you can drill a large bolt or screw through the drip hole of the planter into the center of the wooden plaque.

You can also just skip the legs altogether and just do a simple wooden bottom for a quicker version of this project, and I actually like it a teeny bit more than with legs but don’t tell!DIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  clothDIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

To make them a bit brighter, I actually used white sand on top of the cactus soil to make them not so stark.

DIY mid century planters | sugar &  cloth

What do you think?! I’m thinking these little DIY guys definitely need to be in your house this Spring!

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      We’re all newbies around here! Glad to help!

  • Sean Gardner

    07.27.16

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    Wood stain in American Walnut finish IS NOT RIGHT. DO YOU RMEMBER WHERE YOU GOT IT?

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  • Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out more details.

    • Ashley said:

      Hi Douglas! What more would you like to know?

  • lisa

    08.24.16

    where did you get the actual pots for this project. I have been looking for something like those for a while now

    • Ashley said:

      Hi there! The pots are linked above under the materials section :)