Happy Earth Day, everyone!
What better way to celebrate our beautiful green planet than to plant something green for our home! This DIY strawberry painted planter added a fun pop of color to my kitchen, and even better, it's functional! I love using fresh herbs in my recipes because it makes the whole house smell so good. When I'm short on time (and groceries) I find it really easy to cook pasta so I picked up an Italian oregano plant so that I always have a fresh go to ingredient to use for my Italian (thrown together from whatever I have on hand) dinners. This white planter I found at my nearest habitat for humanity resale store, and the shape just screamed "strawberry me!" So I did! But really, any egg shaped or round planter will work for this DIY strawberry makeover.
Supplies: round ceramic planter, oregano herb plant (additional soil may be needed), broad paint brush, angle paint brush, Martha Stewart craft paint in wedding cake, tartan red and chamomile.
I thought this planter looked a little on the sleek and glossy side so I painted a quick white coat of paint (using a broad brush) so that later the red would adhere well.
The white coat took about 20 minutes to dry, but it was a very light coat so that was to be expected. I then painted 3 coats of red, and waited about 30 minutes between coats just to make sure it fully dried between coats. I even set the planter near a fan to help it along.
Brush strokes will show, but if you don't like this you can add a little water and go heavy on the paint and keep the pressure light as you apply the paint. But I like the way the strokes look so I didn't water down the paint at all.
This was the fun part! I used the side of the angle brush to create the strawberry seeds.
Once all was dry (I waited a couple of hours, or you can cure it which will take about 28 days) I added the oregano plant, and I also gave it a little water so it could settle in.
I hope you try a green project today...or this weekend! :)
Made with love,