DIY Triangle Planter

diy triangle planter

It seems like the older I get, the more greenery I want. It’s strange because as a teenager, I hated having plants everywhere (sorry, Mom). But now, I love having an herb garden and succulents are just adorable.

I’ve made some planters in the past but have usually given them to other people as gifts. I actually ended up gifting these too, but I really enjoyed making them and will definitely be making more for myself.

If you want to try making your own, follow the steps below.

 

diy plaster planter supplies

Triangle planter supplies

  • cup
  • spoon
  • triangle silicone mold
  • cheap oil or cooking spray
  • powdered plaster
  • paper towels
  • sand paper (not pictured)

 

plaster planter diy project

Step 1: mix and pour the plaster

This step has a few parts.

First, oil up the inside of your mold. The oil makes it SO much easier to get the plaster out when it has dried.

Second, follow the instructions on your plaster pail to mix water with the powdered plaster in your cup. My ratio was 2-1.

This stuff dries super fast so you have a little less than 10 minutes to mix it and pour it.

Pour in the plaster and let it dry. If you’re using the same brand I am, Plaster of Paris, it should be dry in 30 mins max.

Afterwards, if you want to sand the planter you can. I like the imperfections a lot, so I just sanded the edges to soften them and kept the divots on the sides.

 

spray painted planter

Step 2: paint your planter

Alright, I cheated a little bit here and spray painted the first planter I made. HOLY COW did that smell linger. I hated it.

I ended up painting over it with outdoor acrylic paint. That was much better.

You might also want to consider adding a sealant if you plan to keep your plants outside or on a porch to protect the paint from the elements.

 

homemade triangle planter

Step 3: plant your plants

Get dirty planting whatever it is you want… herbs, succulents, or any other small plant. These are small planters, so your plant doesn’t have much room to grow. Keep that in mind when choosing your plants.

 

diy triangle planter

When you’re done, you’ll have some adorable triangle planters to gift or keep for yourself.

I plan to make a few more for myself. What colors do you think I should go with? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Happy crafting!

 

 

DIY Beer Candle – Cappuccino Stout

diy coffee beer candle

I LOVE candles and almost always having one burning when I’m home. A few months ago I found Brewed2Burn candles, which are amazing. There’s not beer in them, but they’re all designed to smell like styles of beer like stouts, IPAs, etc.

I was inspired to try making my own. As many of you know, my husband owns a brewery, so I have access to a lot of beer and have smelled a lot of it over the years.

I decided to try to replicate the brewery’s cappuccino stout, Hold the Foam. It’s one of my favorites. It smells just like a coffee shop.

If you’d like to make one of your own, grab the supplies and follow the steps below!

beer candle supplies

DIY beer candle supplies

  • melting pot
  • beer can
  • coffee (brewed)
  • vanilla scent/flavor (either essential oils or vanilla extract
  • food coloring (optional)
  • soy wax
  • stirrer
  • can opener
  • pliers
remove beer lid using a can opener

Step 1: remove the beer lid

Using a can opener and pliers, remove your can lid. Set it off to the side.

coffee grounds candle wax

Step 2: melt the wax, add the coffee, vanilla

The amount of wax you use depends on the size of your beer can. I’m using a 16oz can, so I need 13oz of liquid soy wax, 3oz of coffee, and a splash of vanilla.

Once it’s melted, pour in your coffee. Make sure you get some grounds in there too as it helps permeate the scent when the candle burns.

candle wick

Step 3: pour the wax into the beer can

Anchor your wick to the bottom of the beer can with hot glue.

Then, pour your wax and coffee combo into the beer can while holding up the wick. Put two knives on each side of the wick to hold it in place.

Let the wax harden.

diy beer candle

When you’re done, you’ll have a lovely smelling beer candle that will make your house smell like coffee.

I’d love to hear what you think! What kind of beer would you use for this project? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments.