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Easy DIY stone planter

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
There’s no denying that I have a black thumb. Generally, only cacti are strong enough to withstand my horrible wrath. So I usually rely on Mark to keep our plants alive, including our annual tomato growth that grew up so healthy and strong last year that it took over the whole entry to our house. We (because even if I don’t do the work I definitely still take the credit) were so proud.

So, bolstered by our success, this year we’ve decided to take on two tomato plants. But that meant that we needed a new planter, and those things can be super expensive, especially if you want something nice. So we decided to get a little creative.

Mark brought home 4 pieces of stone and a caulking gun and we went to work gluing those babies together, just hoping that our little experiment wouldn’t fall apart as soon as we put in the soil.

Happily though, the result was as strong as can be — good looking too! And it was such an easy project, I’m already dreaming up even more diy planters for our home. Inside, outside, I’m so in love with this one I just might have to do it all!

Follow along below for instructions on how to make your own. You can use any stone, any size, just as long as they all fit together, and the process is easy as can be…

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
1 // Gather the materials above. You can use any stone you like, just make sure you buy a tube of adhesive that says it’s meant for stone. We only used 4 pieces because we’re placing the planter in dirt and we think we’re super clever (it’s just like planting it in the ground, right? okay maybe not… we don’t really know). But if you’d like to have a bottom on your planter (which ya, that makes sense) you should use 5. Just glue your bottom on last.

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
2 // Glue one edge of your first piece and line it up against your second. (See above.)

3 // Pieces should form a 90 degree angle, use a right angle to make sure they’re lined up correctly.

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
4 // Caulk your two pieces on the inside.

5 // Place two pieces of tape horizontally across the seam on the outside of the two pieces.

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
6 // Repeat the steps above until you have a square. Pieces should line up like above, with each new piece glued and lined up inside the last. Your last piece will be glued on both ends to attach to both the third and first pieces.

It should look something like this…

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
7 // Let sit for 24 hours to dry.

easy diy stone planter // a thousand threads
8 // Test to make sure your glue is dry, then peel off tape and fill your planter with soil. You’re ready to go!

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Keep your fingers crossed for our little crop! I’m thinking as long as I stay away from them from here on out, they’ll be just fine.

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