DIY Clothespin Planter

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to infuse a little spring into my house. Lately, I've been seriously craving some springtime sunshine... especially when this crazy Georgia weather gives us a peek of higher temperatures, only to follow up with freezing temps the next day. Me and my half-blooming flowers are getting confused, Mother Nature!

But of course, nothing quenches my thirst for all things spring more than a spring time DIY project!


This is a fun and easy little project. Here's what you need to create your own.


I chose a clay plant base because I originally thought about using real greenery in this planter and I wanted the option to be able to water the plant. Plus I picked up a few for 50 cents each at my local hardware store, so it was win win. But I am sure you could use any kind of base to start with (an old tuna can? a small bucket?). I simply clipped the clothespins around the clay plant base.

Because I have realized that keeping your house clean for showings is just about a full time job (if I have to vacuum one more time... just kidding, I'm happy to have the house on the market and doing this!!), I didn't want to have to add "water new plants" to the list. Yeah, I'm lazy like that. So with the help of a JoAnn's coupon and a sale, I picked up a few of these fresh faux greens for a total of $9. I simply cut the foam balls in half (I had those lying around, otherwise I'd get flat rounds) and stuck the faux plants in. Cover them with moss (another crafty item I had lying around) and that's it!




I think they bring a fun, fresh pop of green to my dining room table. 



Have you done any fun spring projects yet?!


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I'll be linking up this project with the Winter Pinterest Challenge link up over at Young House Love, Bower Power and Hi Sugarplum!!


Sharing with: DIY Showoff, Tatertots & Jello, Centsational Girl, Between Naps on the Porch

29 comments:

  1. Super cute! I'm redoing my laundry room and I think a clothes pin planter might be a great accent piece! I'm definitely pinning this!

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  2. Adorable!! Looks great with your table and the navy paint. Xx

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  3. ah! love. these would also be wonderful for wedding centerpieces!

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  4. So pretty! I've been looking for ways to plant my herbs for my kitchen window herb garden... This might be perfect!

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  5. What a fun, whimsical project! This is just too cute. Yours turned out great!

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  6. These are adorable! Love the clothespin detail! You're such a talented little lady! ;)

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  7. How funny! It thought they were real until I went back and read. So cute. I really like those, friend. Did you find a photo editing replacement yet?

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  8. I love those! They clothes pins are so cute. What a great little touch of spring!

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  9. That looks so cute and very springy...I love it!

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  10. These are awesome, and clearly make me wish I had a dining room table and a similar color scheme. But maybe I'll just get a different colored fake plant... :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. what a fun little bit of spring!! darling!

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  12. Michelle this is such a clever idea! So cute too!
    Thank you for sharing it!
    x, Anna

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  13. these are adorable! will definitely have to steal this idea soon!

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  14. How adorable! You are so creative! I love how fresh it looks with the natural colored clothespins and the greenery.
    -Shelley

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  15. Girl, this rocks. I bet everyone walking through your home is like, "This girl must be a DIY blogger" :))

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  16. I am SO in love with your dining room!!! I saw it on Houzz and it's so perfect!! Do you know where I might be able to find that gorgeous rug! Navy and mustard yellow are my fave!

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  17. Oh...soooooo cute! Your entire dining room is just sweet! What a super clever idea to use the clothespins! Would love for you to join us a t our Uncommonly Yours link party! Bonnie ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  18. Hi Tianna! Thanks so much about our dining room. I've got some good news for you- the rug is actually a cheapola from Ikea! Inexpensive and cute... my kind of style. Hope that helps!

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  19. Precious! And I love your dining room. I've been trying to talk myself into using a deep navy like this for our house, too. Thanks for linking up again with the Pinterest Challenge! You get bonus points! :-)

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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  20. Oh my goodness your project and that room are just LOVELY!!!
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  21. So cute! I love the way those clothes pins look!

    I hear you on the live plants. I think of houseplants as long lasting bouquets. When they start to look sad, into the compost bin they go, no guilt!

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  22. Love the clothespin planter! What a great idea for a DIY wedding or baby shower as well?

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  23. Okay, I thought I had commented on this when you linked it to Centsational Girl. I certainly pinned it!

    This is such a great project! I love it's simplicity. In fact, it's downright cinchy ... and would be perfect at our "It's a Cinch" multi-blog link party. The link stays open until midnight Friday and when you link at one blog, you're automatically linked up to the party's five co-hosts ...

    http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/03/its-cinch-link-party.html

    Hope to see you at the party!

    :)

    Linda

    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  24. I hear you on the house showings... these planters are adorable! I'm saving this page for later :)

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  25. These are so cute! I love a good project that doesn't cost a ton of money! Great idea :)

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