Stenciled Wood Plant Holder

If you haven't been to IKEA lately, you have to make it a point to go for one thing only… faux plants.  They have these adorable and very real looking plants right now. I've been twice and literally both times walked out with 4 or 5 of them.  They come in a few different varieties including a really cute lambs ear.  As much as I like my real plants, sometimes it's just easier, right? Plus I can't always get natural light where I want to put a plant. 

The only crappy part of these plants is the black plastic pot they come in, so I have thought of different ways to “plant” them in pots including this cute stenciled wood crate I'll show you today. 

No IKEA near you? I found my favorite plants on Amazon, so no problem!

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Stenciled Wood Crate

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Supplies:

Black Gloss Enamel Craft Paint

Stencil

Faux Plant

Wood Crate

Instructions:

Start by sanding your crate down. I then spray painted it with chalk paint spray paint. Next, I stenciled on my words.  You can finish off your piece with a cream wax to seal it if you want.

I think it looks great on my desk!  

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. Erin says:

    I love this! So cute and so creative. I was roaming around a linky party, and discovered your blog. It has been fun looking around.

  2. I have a corner that this would look perfect in. Saving this to my home projects file. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Donella says:

    What a gorgeous planter! I need to do something like this, too. I don’t have much hope of keeping indoor plants alive, so fake ones are best. Haha.

  5. Super fun wood planter / holder DIY. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives shared.

  6. cute craft, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! Last time I was in IKEA I was actually really disappointed that they had replaced a whole room of the real thing with faux, (since i have gotten some great plants there without the husband really noticing!) but I guess taking care of the plastic ones simplifies things greatly! Maybe i ought to take a cue from them, then again,maybe some of each?

  7. I love using greenery for my spring home decor, although I hate the time and effort to take care of them. I am going to have to take a trip to Ikea this weekend. This is such a cute planter; perfect for a french country home!

  8. Randi says:

    Very cute idea, Amy!

    I love that you used fake plants in this adorable planter because those are the kind I can actually deal with. Lol! My live plants only get watered when they are wilting!

  9. Patty says:

    Thanks for the idea! No Ikea near us, so I was more than thrilled to find similar plants at Target the other day…..on sale even! Their pots are a little nicer, but always fun to dress them up this way.

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