DIY – Face planter

DIY - Face planter tutorial

As you might know after my cress cups with a face DIY project, I love planters with a face on it. I thing it just gives every plant more personality! So today I want to share this little fellow with you. His name is Bob. OK, just kidding, I don’t actually give my planters names. But isn’t he cute? And I can change his ‘haircut’ as many times as I want. He doesn’t complain! This actually is a recycling project. For the base of this face planter I used a empty can!

What you need for a DIY face planter

Air dry clay
– Empty and clean can (label removed)
– Knife
– Water
– Paint brush
– White spray paint

DIY - Face planter tutorial

How to make this cute DIY face planter

1. Roll out your clay and cut out a piece as wide as your can. Wrap this around your can and cut of the excess clay.

DIY - Face planter tutorial

2. Roll the tin with your hand so your seem will disappear and the clay will get a smooth surface.

DIY - Face planter tutorial

3. Cut out a nose and place it on your planter. Use your paint brush and some water to make it stick.

DIY - Face planter tutorial

4. Now make the rest of the face. You can use your knife and the back of your paint brush to do this. I also added two little balls of clay for the eyes.

5. Let your face planter dry for 24 til 48 hours until your clay is completely dry.

6. Spray paint your face planter for a smooth and shiny look.

DIY - Face planter tutorial

That’s it! Isn’t he cute? XO Wilma

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    two birds
    April 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love how he turned out. And I kind of like the naming idea!

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    Marsha Terry
    April 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    He has got some awesome personality! Now if I didn’t kill all my houseplants…

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    April 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    What a cute planter (hello Bob!) I would love to have a couple of this and shaped them into the Moai 🙂

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    April 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Love this idea! Gonna do it this weekend for my boys and instead of planters- am thinking pencil holders 🙂

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    April 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Very nice… 🙂

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    Cybele @ BlahBlah
    April 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    What a great idea. I’m always looking for ways to reuse tins x

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    April 5, 2014 at 5:27 am

    What a lovely little guy! Genius idea, super cute!

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    May 24, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Just a question – does the clay around the tin can not crack when it shrinks while drying?

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    May 13, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Super cute. I will definitely try this one out. Thanks!

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