Can you tell how I made this!?
I bet you can't guess.
The best part is it is CHEAP!
Maybe there's a better way...if you think of one,
let me know in the comments!
Rotary cutter and mat
Old CD CASES
(didn't see that one coming, did you!?)
Stained Glass foiling tape in copper
You'll also need hot glue/gun
and some pliers.
You'll need this pentagon pattern. Print it off your desired size.
You'll need 11 faces...one will be open.
That's not as easy as it sounds...but it's cheap, right!?
DIY's are sometimes more work than just buying it.
For the 11 that I got cut the right shape, there was at least 13 that didn't work.
Fractured, broken, chipped, cracked and wrecked.
This was discouraging and I was going to chalk it up in the "fail" category...
But let's have a go at it, shall we?
I would have just had to throw them away anyways, so I persevered.
Then trace the shape with a sharpie marker.
Then use the rotary cutter, and a ruler if you aren't steady...
Roll over the lines about 6-7 times on each line.
Then turn the plastic over and repeat on the other side.
but I got more and more sloppy as I went on.
It was so discouraging.
So there was a lot of clean up.
I tried using a bandsaw, hacksaw, dremel tool...but all of those just
fractured the plastic quickly.
This was my last resort.
11 plastic pentagons.
Some are crackes and chipped, uneven...
But we can make up for it in the gluing stage.
Don't start gluing this together on your table!!!!
Place a silicone baking mat down first.
Then glue it all together.
(I had a huge mess on my table and had to pry it up with a spatula)
You can see the glue is not perfect, it's globby and lumpy.
Start in the opening, putting half the tape inside and half outside,
covering that sharp plastic edge.
Essentially each line will be 1/2" because I reinforced it with 2 rows.
Fill in and press the tape down firmly.
It hardly used any of my tape! I could do a couple more with this one roll!
Which makes it a really cheap DIY!
Isn't it fun!!!?
Lots of work. Lots of wondering if it would work.
Ugh...is there a better way?
but I found a handful of small rocks, even sand and seashells would be just fine!
Cactuses and succulents would be fine too!
Just spray them with water...nothing too wet, since it's not water tight.
Can you believe it was made from CD cases!???
Here's some more fun planter ideas!
Belle's Chipped Cup Planter
Paper Succulent Wreath!
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