DIY Lavender Planter

It may be -30 outside here in Calgary today, but that is not stopping me from getting into the spirit of spring time!  I have been inspired to start thinking of some fresh spring decor ideas for and I came across the cutest little lavender planters at Home Sense.  As usual I tend to look at most things before buying them wondering if it’s worth the sticker price or if this is something I can create for far less on my own.  So I decided to take a crack at a DIY version of my own using, what else but supplies from Dollar Stores! 

DIY dollar store lavender planter for home decor

What you will need:

  • 10 sprigs of lavender (make sure they are the kind that can be removed from the individual stems) -  I found mind at the Dollarama for $1.25 ea.

  • Long plastic planter box (mine was about 27” wide) - Dollarama $4

  • 6 Foam floral Block (or more depending on depth of your base box) - Dollar Tree $1.25ea.

  • White Paint - I used Rustoleum Linen White Chalk paint which I had on hand, but you can pretty much use any white paint you have

  • Glue Gun

  • Paint Brush

  • Wooden Letters (Optional) - Dollarama

  • Moss (Optional) - Dollar Tree

*You can also watch on Instagram how I made this here.

Step 1:

First thing I did was paint two coats of white paint onto the exterior of my planter box, waiting for proper dry time in between coats.  I should also mention, you can also use other options for the base, such as baskets, buckets, wooden boxes...all would be cute bases for this planter.  After the paint is dried I sanded the exterior a bit to give it an old distressed look.  You can also use a metal scraper to scratch up the exterior as well to make it look more chippy.

2 coats of Rustoleum Linen white and then distressed.

Step 2:

Now you will start to pull off all the sprigs from your lavender stems and start to poke them down and into the foam blocks.  I did use my hot glue gun for a few of the outer pieces as they tended to want to fall out of the blocks. 

Detaching the lavender sprigs from the stems.

I poked the sprigs down into the foam as far as I could. Some needed to be hot glued into the foam.

DIY flower planter using dollar store supplies
Almost all full!

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