I want to start this DIY post by saying, wow, I’ve definitely come a long way in terms of photos for my blog. I STILL have a long way to go.
But in the beginning, it was definitely a bit of a learning curve (I smugly underestimated how important lighting was, ha!)
Today I bring you a simple DIY washi tape idea you can recreate in minutes. This is especially cute if you’re a crazy plant lady like me (I love me some indoor plants!)
and maybe have some terra cotta plants sitting around.
Scroll down for a simple list of supplies!
For this simple DIY idea, you’ll need:
- Your favorite set of washi tape in about 5-8 colors
- Your favorite indoor plant (succulents are also awesome for this)
- Some planting soil if you feel you’ll need extra
- A pair of scissors
- Three to four mini terra cotta planters (you can easily find some at the dollar store!)
- A glue stick to add extra stickiness to the tape where it needs it
Now, for the fun part. Putting it all together:
- Find your favorite washi tape colors (I stuck to using about five)
- cut out strips of each color one at a time and start sticking them on the planter evenly spaced out.
- Help yourself with some extra glue if you feel like your tape isn’t sticking
- To create different patterns, cut out shorter washi tape strip and crisscross.
- Or cut your washi tape strip extra short and polka dot your planters
- You can also modge podge your planters so they last longer or simply stick the washi tape on so you can remove and redecorate the planters later.
- Voila, you have some planters that stand out!
I think the appeal of these terra cotta planters is that they are pretty small. And the colors are subtle enough that they can go with lots of different types of decor.
For this project I used (I think) a pothos, a succulent, and honestly I’m not sure what the third plant is. But they went so well together!
These are perfect for decorating a shelf, a home office, a kitchen, or even a bedroom window. Just make sure you put your plants in an area where they’ll get some amount of filtered daylight, otherwise they won’t last too long (believe me, I’ve killed more than I’d like to admit!)
Also, it’s really important that your planters have a drainage hole on the bottom. If they don’t your little plant’s roots will root if they sit in water that has nowhere to go. And eventually, your plant will start browning and die.
When I water my plants with drainage holes, I take them all to my kitchen sink, water them thoroughly, and let them sit there till they drain. Then I eventually put them back in their place. If you’re worried about your plant leaking water through its drainage hole, you can also buy clear drainage catchers you can put under your planter (while still looking cute and out of the way).
Is there a terra cotta pot that turned out as your favorite? Let me know below.
More plant DIYs on the blog