Last month, the lovely Sarah from Flourish and Knot challenged a few bloggers to create something for their home, without spending a dime. Yep – using things we already had. For someone with a big craft stash, this can still be difficult! lol. We’re so used to just going out and getting those thing we need – like a planter! My plant had outgrown its pot. I was going to go out and buy a pretty new one, when I heard about this no-spend series, and I thought that it would be the perfect way to test my frugalness!
When I needed a planter, I went around the house scoping out possibilities. A basket! But that was too easy… no DIYing necessary. An old pot! But it was too small. This galvanized steel bucket is one that I’ve had lying around the house for a while. I never really had a purpose for it, so I thought it might work perfectly!
Materials for this project:
You can totally use your end-of-the-roll vinyl scraps for this project! I had some old gold and black that I pulled out :) Cut your pieces so that they fit onto the cutting boards, and roll them through the Platinum 6 Machine.
The vinyl was a little bit thick to cut, so I went back and forth a few times until the cuts went through. I cut three black hexagons out, and one gold one to use as accent pieces!
I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do when I started, I just knew I liked the shape! Once I had them stacked on top of one another, I liked the look.
I just used a few gold shapes as accents for the bucket.
When I was done, I liked it so much that I almost didn’t use it as a planter at all, lol. LOVE the black and gold combo, and LOVE the geometric design!
I still may transfer it outside with some perennials this summer, but for now, It’s holding the plant I needed to transplant :)
Now I just need a better stand for my planter… maybe that’ll be my next no-spend project!
Be sure to go check out the other amazing no-spend DIY projects! The next blogger in our hop today is Design Inside the Box. All of these projects prove that we have hidden craft and DIY possibilities waiting in our homes! It IS possible to be creative without spending a dime!
DIY Birch Business Card Holder by Minty Green Dream
Chalk Paint Chair Makeover by 2 Bees in a Pod
Sponge-Painted Picture Frame Makeover by Flourish & Knot
DIY Chalkboard Monogram by Personally Andrea
Gemstone Wrap Bracelet by Lifeovereasy
“Hello Sunshine” Wall Art by Two Purple Couches
St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottle Makeover by Green with Decor
DIY Barn Board Mirror – Ikea Hack by Vin’yet Etc.
DIY Organizational Clipboard by DIY Passion
Geometric Planter by Love Create Celebrate
Toilet Paper Roll Turned Plastic Bag Holder by Design Inside the Box
Chair Makeover by Simple Nature Decor
Vintage Toolbox Turned Craft Storage by My Creative Days