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DIY: Painted Planter Baskets

Turn ordinary baskets into colorful and charming pieces

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Photography: Alyssa Roxas

We're sure that those who have a garden at home are all too familiar with the different kinds of planters in the market today. If you're in the process of building or improving your green corner, you might be looking for ways on how to display and showcase your plants. Instead of settling for the usual pots and bins, here's an easy project that will give your space a colorful boost.

What you need:

  • Medium-sized wicker baskets (If you have smaller pots, you can purchase various sizes of baskets, too)
  • 1", 2", and 1/2" paintbrushes
  • Colored acrylic paint ( You can work with different colors. Use water-based quick dry enamel paint like Davies Aqua Gloss-It)
  • Terracotta pot
  • Indoor plants like Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) and Silver Queen (Aglaonema)

How-to:

1. To make the scalloped design (as seen in the video), use the 2" paintbrush to determine the width or thickness of the base when painting the bottom part of the planter.

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2. Use a ½" paintbrush to create an outline of the scalloped design. To make this easier, you can use the paint can lid as guide—it helps you achieve a symmetrical and even look.

3. Once you have your outline, start painting all the empty spaces until you've completely covered the bottom part.

4. Make sure to air dry the painted planter before putting the plant inside. It takes around one to two hours to completely dry the basket. Remember to keep your plant inside the terracotta pot before placing it inside the wicker planter.

RL Tip: Play around with the design of your planter! Switch things up by placing the scalloped design on the top part of the basket. You can also work with various designs by painting triangles around the bottom part, too.

Estimated Cost: P780

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  • Medium-sized wicker baskets—P100 each, Dapitan Arcade
  • Assorted paint brushes—P85
  • Medium-sized terracotta pot—P80 each
  • Acrylic paint—P250 per liter for the Aqua Blue and P370 per liter for the Yellow Paint
  • Indoor plants—P80 (Peace Lily), P150 (Silven Queen), available at Angel's Blooms Garden, White Plains, Quezon City

Crafts by Jen Inumerable Suarez.

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