If you can’t tell, I’m pretty obsessed with unique DIY planter ideas at this point. I don’t know if it’s because its almost summer and I’m thinking about plants a lot more or if I’m just a teeny bit crazy.
But either way, I have another planter project to share today, and I think this is one of the most unique ones yet. Mostly because of the texture and the fact that one of the supplies needed is a recyclable material you probably already have in your pantry. Can you guess what it’s made out of? Click through to find out!
I made these textured DIY planters using recycled tin cans and corn husks, of all things! The results are one of my favorite things because the texture is so interesting and intricate. Plus, they only cost a few dollars to make.
- corn husks (available on Amazon)
- recycled cans
- hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
One bag of corn husks covers at least 5 small to medium sized cans, which make each planter about $2 to complete. Super budget friendly!
Instructions for Unique DIY Planter Idea
Paint corn husks with acrylic paint. Then, let the husks dry on a flat surface. For some husks, I fully painted them and for others, I watered down the paint, so that some of the husk color would show through.
While paint is drying, remove labels from recycled cans and wash thoroughly. Then, dry the cans.
Once the husks are dry and the labels have been removed, glue the first layer of corn husks to the can. Completely cover the can with one layer of corn husks. Then, add a second layer of corn husks that are more intentional placed, to add an element of design. I overlapped some of the layers to create more dimension and cut some of the ends into points to add interest.
Once the husks are on, all you need to do is add some soil and a plant or use them as vases and add fresh flowers.
P.S. I actually made these almost two years ago and never shared the tutorial, but kept the planters all this time because I loved them so much. So, I did a little reshoot and here they are. It’s amazing how far behind I get on things sometimes. 🙂
Photography by Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
What do you think? Could you tell these were made of corn husks?