Turn a plain white planter into a statement-making one by hand-drawing weird faces on it. Head on below for the full face planter DIY!
Those of you that visit this blog often or follow me on Instagram have probably already seen this face planter (like a million times). Maybe you didn’t know that this is actually a face planter DIY, but you’ve seen it. I had the planter for months before actually deciding what to do with it. Oh, all the ideas I had, and oh I’m so glad I went “naaah” for almost all of them. Some of them were so fucking duuumb haha I realize this now, and I’m so happy I actually waited until something felt right. Cause this hand-drawn face planter DIY is at least half a year ago (maybe longer even), and it’s not only still in pretty much the same shape as when I drew it, I actually still haven’t grown tired of it. I think this one is a keeper, yes yes.
Okay, so now let’s see how to pretty face planter DIY.
Hand-Drawn Face Planter DIY.
– White Ceramic Planter (is what I used, but you can use whatever planter/vase you’d like, just make sure that you adjust the paints to the surface you’re using)
– Black Sharpie
– Martha Stewart Acrylic Satin Paints (these are multi-surface)
– Brush, Painting Palette, Water Bowl
– Paper + Pencil (this is for tryouts – as you’ve probably noticed, these abstract faces are one-line drawings, so try drawing some on the paper first, start at different points to see how each turns out and which one(s) you like the most)
1. Like I said above, first, try drawing some abstract faces on a piece of paper before doing so on the planter. Once you’ve found the perfect abstract faces, you can even first draw them on the planter with your pencil, if you aren’t feeling confident enough to draw directly on the planter with a sharpie without being able to erase it if you make a mistake. I drew 4 faces, so I kinda had to draw them with pencil first to make sure there’s (a somewhat) even distance between them.
2. Draw the faces on the planter with a sharpie.
3. Paint each of the faces’ lips with different colors. Wait for them to dry. And that’s basically it. You can bake the ceramic planter even, to ensure that the paints will stick. I didn’t do that for this face planter DIY, and the paints stuck perfectly (like I said above, I have it at least half a year now, and it’s still the same as the day I made it).
When I first made the abstract face planter diy I used it for my succulents (the ones you’re seeing in the photo above). But the fuckers died (okay, I killed ’em with too much water I think), so I’m now keeping this plant that I don’t know the name of. If you do know, do tell 🙂
So, are you trying out this abstract faces planter DIY? Or do you have other fun ideas to turn a plain white planter into something you’d love looking at every day? Share your thoughts below, I’d love to hear your ideas!