I don't know about you, but I have seriously been loving the recent geometric trend. There's just something about all those angles that comes off so sleek and modern—I can't get enough! The nice thing about trends is that they eventually trickle down into even the most unexpected places. I ran across this metal geometric sphere at a local craft store and thought it would be a fun project to turn it into something useful. Since we are in the process of decorating our studio space and we are all completely obsessed with plants, I thought it would be perfect to turn the globe into a planter. Here's how I did it:Supplies: Geometric metal decor globe (purchased at Hobby Lobby), small terra cotta pots (small enough to fit through the metal openings), several small succulent plants, gold spray paint, balsa wood, heavy duty X-Acto knife, white acrylic paint, multi-surface glue.
1.) First I spray painted the globe with several coats of gold spray paint. Then I painted the balsa wood that would become the bottom of the planter. 2.) After I measured the very inside of the bottom of the globe, I used a heavy duty X-Acto knife to cut the balsa wood to fit into that space. (I had to use 1 1/2 boards to cover the width.) 3.) I used a multi-surface glue to adhere the wood to the metal and allowed the glue to dry. 4.) Using the white acrylic paint, I painted my small pots (it took 2-3 coats to cover fully) and planted my succulents/cacti in the pots. I carefully (!!) lowered the pots through the holes of the sphere and the planter was ready for the shelf!Overall, this project was a quick and easy one, but I think the end result was a big success. It's actually the first decoration for our big shelving unit, so it felt like a momentous occasion to finally place it on the shelf. There are a lot more projects to be done around here, but I think we are off to a pretty good start! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman