These DIY marble planters are quick, easy and ridiculously cheap to make. I’ve been hoarding empty food packaging to make concrete vases (alas one day) but it was getting a little too bag lady in my office and I needed somewhere nice to put my one remaining basil. Such a trooper, he’s come back from near death and needed somewhere nice to grow. And you know me. I’m always looking for excuses to pull out the marble contact paper…
Cylindrical Packaging | Strong Multipurpose Glue | Craft Knife | Contact Paper
1. Measure the length and diameter of your packaging and add 2cm to both measurements.
2. Peel off the back of the paper and carefully stick the paper to the packaging, slowly working your way around removing air bubbles as you go.
TIP: Pull the paper tight as you wrap it around the tube. This will stop bubbles from forming.
3. Cut off the excess at each end with a craft knife.
4. Add blocks of contact paper to create variety.
TIP: Use the straight edge of the contact paper to create a really nice, crisp line around the ‘middle’ of the pot and cut the uneven edge straight with the craft knife
5. Glue your noodle pot inside with strong glue. The plastic will be able to hold the water well.
TIP: Only grow plants that don’t need drainage in these pots. Succulents are perfect and massively fashionable right now. Win!
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