Springtime brings so much happiness, from warmer days to greener grass, and shaking off the winter cabin fever is such a relief. So, to celebrate this exciting change of the seasons, we are sharing the funnest project today: DIY Stitched Planters! These cuties are so bright and colorful, and are perfect for planting your favorite spring plants.
Supplies needed to make your own Stitched Planters
Step 1: Draw out your pattern. I did this by drawing a grid of 1/2 inch boxes across the surface of the box. Then, I drew dots on the places I wanted to drill, creating a chevron pattern.
Step 2: Drill holes in the places you marked, as well as a few holes in the bottom of the box for drainage if you plan to plant real plants.
Step 3: Sand box until completely smooth.
Step 4: Apply two coats of paint. Let dry completely.
Step 5: Begin stitching your pattern! I used several colors of floss and alternated often. Once you have finished with a color, tie off the string in a tight knot inside the planter and cut away any access floss.
Step 6: Since you drilled holes into the sides of these planters, you will want to take a couple of precautions to prevent seeping onto your beautiful stitches if you decide to plant real plants and water them. For mine, I used a waterproof sealant tape. You can find all kinds of waterproof tape at your local home improvement store, just make sure that waterproof is specified. Cut a couple of pieces of tape to fit the inside of the planters and seal the inside of the planters, being sure to cover all holes and thread and seal well (if the thread isn't covered completely and gets wet it can seep to the outside).
Step 7: Plant your plants!
That's it! Now you've got the most darling planters ready to welcome spring! Aren't all of the colors so pretty? I'm obsessed with this one.
What spring projects are you excited to start tackling? I'd love to hear about them!