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.
— Sculpey clay
— rolling pin
— X-ACTO knife
— shot glass
— Popsicle stick
— paint brush
— plant of your choice
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.
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