It seems like the older I get, the more greenery I want. It’s strange because as a teenager, I hated having plants everywhere (sorry, Mom). But now, I love having an herb garden and succulents are just adorable.
I’ve made some planters in the past but have usually given them to other people as gifts. I actually ended up gifting these too, but I really enjoyed making them and will definitely be making more for myself.
If you want to try making your own, follow the steps below.
Triangle planter supplies
- solo cup
- triangle silicone planter mold
- cheap oil or cooking spray
- powdered plaster
- paper towels
- sand paper (not pictured)
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Step 1: mix and pour the plaster
This step has a few parts.
First, oil up the inside of your mold. The oil makes it SO much easier to get the plaster out when it has dried.
Second, follow the instructions on your plaster pail to mix water with the powdered plaster in your cup. My ratio was 2-1.
This stuff dries super fast so you have a little less than 10 minutes to mix it and pour it.
Pour in the plaster and let it dry. If you’re using the same brand I am, Plaster of Paris, it should be dry in 30 mins max.
Afterwards, if you want to sand the planter you can. I like the imperfections a lot, so I just sanded the edges to soften them and kept the divots on the sides.
Step 2: paint your planter
Alright, I cheated a little bit here and spray painted the first planter I made. HOLY COW did that smell linger. I hated it.
I ended up painting over it with outdoor acrylic paint. That was much better.
You might also want to consider adding a sealant if you plan to keep your plants outside or on a porch to protect the paint from the elements.
Step 3: plant your plants
Get dirty planting whatever it is you want… herbs, succulents, or any other small plant. These are small planters, so your plant doesn’t have much room to grow. Keep that in mind when choosing your plants.
When you’re done, you’ll have some adorable triangle planters to gift or keep for yourself.
I plan to make a few more for myself. What colors do you think I should go with? Leave your thoughts in the comments!