DIY Mid Century Modern Planter

I’m always on the lookout for cool planters, especially as we head into winter. I, Erin, like to stock up on them to help combat the dreary winter blues. The inspiration for this DIY mid century modern planter came from this Scandinavian home, which has a cool, sculptural vessel tucked quietly into the corner of the living room.

Its minimalist, mid century goodness is what caught my eye. I knew it’d be the perfect home for my (currently homeless) mini palm plant.

Any guesses what it’s made from? Hint: it just might be as simple as two stacked bowls. It definitely adds big style to any space though, right?!..

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Large Bowl

Small Bowl

Dampened Cloth

Industrial Strength Glue (like Gorilla Glue)

Small Rocks (If your plant requires draining.)

Plant + extra potting soil if needed

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Use a cloth dampened (with water) to wet the inside rim on the underside of the larger bowl. Adhesives like Gorilla Glue bond better when the surface has been dampened. Then apply a generous ring of adhesive to the rim of the larger bowl.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Place the smaller bowl right-side-up on top of the larger bowl, so the bottoms of both bowls make contact. Allow to dry for a few hours.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

If your plant requires drainage, you’ll want to add a few small rocks to the bottom of the vessel before planting your plant.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Last but not least, transfer your plant!

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorMid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorMid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Pretty easy, right?!  I’m super excited about coming up with this inexpensive alternative. If you give this project a try, make sure to share a photo on Instagram and tag #sugarandcloth so we can cheer on your success!

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

DIY Mid Century Modern Planter

I’m always on the lookout for cool planters, especially as we head into winter. I, Erin, like to stock up on them to help combat the dreary winter blues. The inspiration for this DIY mid century modern planter came from this Scandinavian home, which has a cool, sculptural vessel tucked quietly into the corner of the living room.

Its minimalist, mid century goodness is what caught my eye. I knew it’d be the perfect home for my (currently homeless) mini palm plant.

Any guesses what it’s made from? Hint: it just might be as simple as two stacked bowls. It definitely adds big style to any space though, right?!..

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Large Bowl

Small Bowl

Dampened Cloth

Industrial Strength Glue (like Gorilla Glue)

Small Rocks (If your plant requires draining.)

Plant + extra potting soil if needed

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Use a cloth dampened (with water) to wet the inside rim on the underside of the larger bowl. Adhesives like Gorilla Glue bond better when the surface has been dampened. Then apply a generous ring of adhesive to the rim of the larger bowl.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Place the smaller bowl right-side-up on top of the larger bowl, so the bottoms of both bowls make contact. Allow to dry for a few hours.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

If your plant requires drainage, you’ll want to add a few small rocks to the bottom of the vessel before planting your plant.

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Last but not least, transfer your plant!

Mid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorMid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorMid Modern Planter - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Pretty easy, right?!  I’m super excited about coming up with this inexpensive alternative. If you give this project a try, make sure to share a photo on Instagram and tag #sugarandcloth so we can cheer on your success!

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

Comments

  • Cat Meschia

    10.19.16

    Those bowls are perfect for the mini palm! Such an easy but impactful diy :D

    • Ashley said:

      Right?! Erin knocked this one out of the park!

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