Learn How to Make This Festive Pineapple Planter
This DIY pineapple planter is a surefire way to bring some brightness and fun into your home. Plus, it’s really simple to create, too!
I’m not even going to claim that I have a green thumb. As much as I want to, I can pretty much say with confidence that most things, besides my family members, just don’t thrive in my house.
But this year, it’s going to be different. I’ve decided to take a different approach and instead of putting all my focus on the inside of the planter, I’m going to instead focus on the outside as well. My logic behind this? I figure that if I can put my time and effort into creating something beautiful that I can easily be proud of, maybe then the cute little succulent that I place inside will have a chance. (Don’t judge – I’m not saying it’s a foolproof plan…) Besides, crafting, especially making functional things for around the house is a great way to add hygge to your life!
I’ve decided to go with a pineapple theme because it’s bright, colorful, and fun and I figure that if it doesn’t work out for me and my plants at home then I can easily whip up another one and gift it to one of my family members or friends.
With how cute it is, I think it’d look great in a wide variety of home decor settings and who doesn’t like getting a homemade gift?! This adorable DIY planter is another great way to add hygge on a budget.
If you’re looking for a super simple DIY planter idea that is certain to be a bright spot in your home, you’re not going to want to miss out on this Pineapple Planter tutorial!
Supplies Needed To Make A Cute Planter
Where to Get Your Succulents
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Step by Step Instructions on How to Make a Pineapple Planter
- Before even starting, make certain that you cover up all areas with some old newspaper as it’s gonna get messy. (Okay, maybe that’s just me – but still, as a mom of boys, I’m always prepared!)
- Start by applying a base coat on the outside of the clay pot with white acrylic paint. Let it dry completely. If you notice that it doesn’t look covered all the way once dry, apply another coat and let it dry before moving on.
- This next step is all on you. Decide what type of pattern or design that you want to use for the clay pot. Obviously, I’m showcasing the pineapple pattern but you can really do whatever you want. If you want to do pineapple-like me (twinsies!), then start by applying yellow acrylic paint on the outside of the clay pot.
- Once that layer dries, add another yellow layer and let it dry as well.
- Next, take green acrylic paint and paint on a 1cm border around the top. Put the green paint around that area and also over the top edge and up to 2 cm on the inside of the pot as well. Let it dry.
- For this next step, you choose between black acrylic paint or a black sharpie, whichever you find easier. Whatever you pick, use it to draw cross patterns on the outside surface of the pot. Do your best to keep the pattern the same all the way around.
And just like that, you’re done! Can you believe it?! It’s really that simple and took no time at all – plus, saved you some big bucks rather than buying it at the store.
Once it’s all dry, add in some soil mix and a plant of your choice. And good luck, my friends! I hope you grow something big enough for Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk” would be impressed by!
As long as you’re feeling crafty, don’t forget to check out some of these other fun DIY crafts as well! These particular crafts were some of my favorites from over the years.
And of course, if you truly have a green thumb, check out our Miniature Dinosaur Garden. It was a fantastic hit with our four little boys.