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DIY golden planter

May 12, 2016

You know I’m not one to throw away glasses when they are broken. So when my boyfriend dropped one of those thermo glasses that I love so much, I just couldn’t get myself to throw it away. I immediately thought about making a planter – but a planter that’s not waterproof?!

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Good thing is that you can make it waterproof through upcycling with some water-proof color. I didn’t have that at home. Bummer. So I painted the inside as home for a little succulent because they don’t need so much water. Tadaaaa! Found a totally acceptable solution to this upcycling project.

DIY gold planter upcycling project | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

All you need is:

  • a glass
  • gold paint
  • a brush
  • painter’s tape

Start with sticking the tape to the edge of the glass.

DIY gold planter upcycling project | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now mix a little paint with some water and pour it in. Swing it around to color the whole inside with gold. Let it dry completely. Voilá! You made your own golden planter!

When I poured water into the glass to see if it holds up, the paint started to “melt”. I like how it looks now. It gives this pretty 3D effect.  You can also use some lacquer spray to make it waterproof. Just so you know.

DIY gold planter upcycling project | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now. Carry on!

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  • Reply Mara May 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Looks cool, you’re very creative 🙂

    Love, Mara

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  • Reply Ivory June 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Very pretty, love this idea.

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      Thank you, Ivory.

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