Make These Clay Ice Cream Cone Planters for Under $10
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Make These Clay Ice Cream Cone Planters for Under $10

I have a major sweet tooth. I love everything from rainbow donuts to gluten-free lemon squares. I even like things that look like desserts — like donut piñatas and snow-cone-themed parties. So today, I bring you one more dessert-shaped thingamabob: an ice cream cone-shaped planter! A while back, I saw this ice cream cone planter at Urban Outfitters and to my great despair, it sold out before I could buy it. But thanks to Sculpey clay and my itch to DIY, I was able to recreate it for under $10. The first one was so cute, I had to make another. These planters are durable but lightweight, so they hang perfectly on a wall.

 Materials and Tools:

Sculpey clay

— rolling pin

 X-ACTO knife

— shot glass

— straw

Popsicle stick

— ruler

— twine

— paint

— paint brush

— plant of your choice

Instructions:

1. Roll out your Sculpey clay. Cut a circle using a shot glass. Poke a hole into the center of the circle with a straw.

2. Cut a 6 x 1 ½-inch rectangle. Then cut a 6 ¼ x 1-inch rectangle.

3. Use your Popsicle stick to make a checkerboard pattern.

4. Score one long side of the 6 x 1 ½-inch rectangle and score the edges of the circle. Add water to the scoring and wrap the rectangle around the circle pressing firmly to attach. Score one long side of the 6 ¼ x 1-inch rectangle. Wrap the rectangle around the cylinder and press firmly.

5. Cut two thin strips. Score and wrap them around the middle and the top of the cone.

6. With a straw, poke three holes about ½ inch from the top. Touch up your cone if necessary.

8. Place your cones on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

9. Once baked and cooled, paint your cone.

10. String twine through the holes and tie the ends together. Place your plant in the cone and hang.

Roll out your Sculpey clay. Cut a circle using a shot glass. Poke a hole into the center of the circle with a straw. Cut a 6 x 1 ½-inch rectangle. Then cut a 6 ¼ x 1-inch rectangle.

Your shapes should look like this!

Use your Popsicle stick to make a checkerboard pattern on the 6 x 1 ½-inch rectangle. Score the edges of the circle. (I used the other end of my paintbrush, but if your paintbrush doesn’t have a flat edge, use the Popsicle stick.) Score one long side of the 6 x 1 ½-inch rectangle and score the edges of the circle. Add water to the scoring and wrap the rectangle around the circle pressing firmly to attach. Score one long side of the 6 ¼ x 1-inch rectangle. Wrap the rectangle around the cylinder and press firmly. Cut two thin strips. Score and wrap them around the middle and the top of the cone.

Your cone is almost done! With a straw, poke three holes about ½ inch from the top. Touch up your cone if necessary.

Place your cones on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Once baked and cooled, paint your cone.

String twine through the holes and tie the ends together.

Place your plant in the cone.

Hang your beautiful creation on a wall! If you’re using succulents, be sure to hang this planter in a room that gets lots of sunlight. Succulents are easy to take care of: They just need a little bit of water every few weeks and lots and lots of sunlight. The reason why so many succulents die on office desks (RIP) is that they don’t get any sunlight. Save a succulent — feed it Vitamin D!

All this ice cream cone planting is really making me crave ice cream.

Kelly’s pistachio ice cream cone is #twinning with these succulent ice cream cones.

What other objects did you DIY into ice cream cone shapes? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more indoor gardening inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Brittany Griffin