DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Face Planters

DIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

I, Teri, am a little planter obsessed at the moment!…Any excuse to bring a bit of green into the house and create a pretty pot to go with it, is a good one. For this project I delved back into my childhood memories of poached egg and soldiers, and growing cress plants in egg shells. I had a moment of rediscovery (deep, I know) since not having any use for them since childhood, and I’d totally forgotten about egg cups, which make the perfect little DIY mini face planters! It sprang to mind that the cups needed faces because, of course everything looks better with a face on it these days, right?

This tutorial is so simple to follow and gives you scope to get creative and choose all manner of crazy plants for the hair. The great news is you need very few materials to make this but do make sure you use a fine porcelain pen for the features rather than a paintbrush. This will make it so much easier to get the details nice and neat. Once baked the paint is set onto the egg cups and should be dishwasher resistant dependent on the make of paint you use…
DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

Preheat the oven to the suggested temperature on the porcelain paint instructions.
Firstly paint on the base of your hair with one of your colors creating a bangs or whatever style you want. Then paint on two cheeks fairly low down and far apart and add in a neckline of your choice at the bottom of the egg cup.

When this is dry use the paintbrush with some white paint to create the lines in the hair / bangs. Now use your black porcelain pen to draw on the eyes just above the cheeks.

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

To create the closed eyes just draw a shallow ‘u’ shape and add two lines for eyelashes. Create nostrils with two little dots and some lips. You could even give them a smile if you’d like. Leave to dry completely. To be safe, leave for up to 24 hours.

Place on a baking tray and bake for the time suggested on the paint instructions. Once baked, allow the planters to cool and then you can plant up your greenery and give them a fancy hair do.

DIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

They really are that easy to make and would work really well as gifts, if you can part with them that is. Try out different colours and facial expressions or make a family! Basically go crazy and have fun making these not so edible little treats. – project and photos by The Lovely Drawer

teriTeri is a designer, illustrator, stylist, crafter. Originally trained in print and surface pattern design, she has since had five years experience designing in-house for a greetings card company, and now creates The Lovely Drawer full-time from her little London flat.

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Face Planters

DIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

I, Teri, am a little planter obsessed at the moment!…Any excuse to bring a bit of green into the house and create a pretty pot to go with it, is a good one. For this project I delved back into my childhood memories of poached egg and soldiers, and growing cress plants in egg shells. I had a moment of rediscovery (deep, I know) since not having any use for them since childhood, and I’d totally forgotten about egg cups, which make the perfect little DIY mini face planters! It sprang to mind that the cups needed faces because, of course everything looks better with a face on it these days, right?

This tutorial is so simple to follow and gives you scope to get creative and choose all manner of crazy plants for the hair. The great news is you need very few materials to make this but do make sure you use a fine porcelain pen for the features rather than a paintbrush. This will make it so much easier to get the details nice and neat. Once baked the paint is set onto the egg cups and should be dishwasher resistant dependent on the make of paint you use…
DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

Materials:

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

Preheat the oven to the suggested temperature on the porcelain paint instructions.
Firstly paint on the base of your hair with one of your colors creating a bangs or whatever style you want. Then paint on two cheeks fairly low down and far apart and add in a neckline of your choice at the bottom of the egg cup.

When this is dry use the paintbrush with some white paint to create the lines in the hair / bangs. Now use your black porcelain pen to draw on the eyes just above the cheeks.

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

To create the closed eyes just draw a shallow ‘u’ shape and add two lines for eyelashes. Create nostrils with two little dots and some lips. You could even give them a smile if you’d like. Leave to dry completely. To be safe, leave for up to 24 hours.

Place on a baking tray and bake for the time suggested on the paint instructions. Once baked, allow the planters to cool and then you can plant up your greenery and give them a fancy hair do.

DIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & clothDIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

They really are that easy to make and would work really well as gifts, if you can part with them that is. Try out different colours and facial expressions or make a family! Basically go crazy and have fun making these not so edible little treats. – project and photos by The Lovely Drawer

teriTeri is a designer, illustrator, stylist, crafter. Originally trained in print and surface pattern design, she has since had five years experience designing in-house for a greetings card company, and now creates The Lovely Drawer full-time from her little London flat.

Comments

  • Jenni

    05.14.15

    Love these! Where is the white wire house-shaped shelf thing from? :)

  • Fran

    05.16.15

    These are adorable!

  • Elsa

    05.16.15

    Awww. These planters are so cute.

  • Maya

    05.17.15

    Jenni – i live in the UK, and I’ve seen the wire house-shapes in a shop called “Tiger”. They’re about £3. Its a really cute homewares/crafts shop. Dunno if that helps!

  • Jay_Rupe

    06.02.15

    Cute! Love this idea!

  • Jane Gordon

    06.29.15

    How cute! They look like little Medusa’s! :)

  • Aida

    07.06.15

    I love this project abd I love your site! Question tho about this – what is the white pen for? Should I or can I use it for creating libes in the hair instead of white paint? Thanks!

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  • Megan

    12.29.15

    Hello!! I absolutely am in love with your site & this post! I just bought my egg cups today but I was wondering if you could please inform me of the colors/ brand you used if you don’t mind. I love the soft colors you chose! Look forward to hearing back from you, I would most definitely be obliged! Thanks again for such an awesome tutorial (: