DYI: Decorative Plants

This is fun inexpensive do-it-yourself way to jazz up a lifeless corner. We have a tall corner bookcase (which is empty right now) and needed something that would bring your eye upward. I already owned these Ikea white planters (cheap- $5ea?). Since I bought them not intending for this use, I didn’t care about the sizes which now are so critical. Notice how the middle vase isn’t exactly the “middle” size? It’s a tad shorter than it should be… I know how to fix that!

Step 1: Using some white 3/16″ foam board I already owned ($1 at Michael’s) I cut out a test piece to see if that 3/16″ boost would do the trick.

Step 2: Test it out. See how that piece of foam core lifts the middle vase so that it is the perfect “middle” height?

Step 3: Trace the planter onto the foam board and cut out the circle.

Step 4: Put the planter on the circle and trim any excess around the edges. Perfect! You barely even notice the “high-heel” the planter is wearing.

Fun with plants! Which plant should go in which planter? These plants are from Ikea, and we very inexpensive.

What adjustments need to be made? The right and left plants sink too low in the planters… I think we can fix that.

Step 5: Cut rectangle pieces of foam board which can go inside the planter and below the plants. Make several so you have room to play with the heights.

Now it’s time to play, until you find the right fit.

How adorable is that? The plants are arranged Large to small, angling into the room which draw the eye upward and add a needed pop of color. Love it!!

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