If you know me at all or follow my site closely then you know I just LOVE color. I love crafting with coloring, writing in color, color is just part of everything we do and the more of it, the better! So today I thought it would be fun to partner with EcoScraps to share an easy yet awesomely decorative DIY Color Block Wood Planter with you all.
What You Will Need to Make a Color Block Wood Planter:
- EcoScraps Natural and Organic Moist Potting Mix
- Wooden Block Planters (you can either build or buy these – I bought mine)
- Blue Painters Tape
- Sponge Brushes
- Acrylic Multi-Surface Paint in a variety of colors (I used turquoise, pink, and orange)
- Succulents or Cacti Plants
How to Make a Color Block Wood Planter:
First, start by creating the pattern you wish to paint by applying the painters tape onto the wooden planter. I thought it was cool to apply tape from corner to corner, then straight across. Just have fun with making different patterns on each side! Next, apply the acrylic paint using the sponge brush. Try to brush in the direction of the wood for a more natural and clean look. You will need to allow each coat of paint to dry completely then apply another coat. I applied about 3-4 coats on each side/pattern.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 on each wooden block planter.
Once the paint has completely dried, carefully pull the painters tape off and away from the wooden planter. It should leave a nice clean line. If you have an area that isn’t a perfect line, you can reapply a small piece of tape, paint again (using the same amount of coats as before) and then allow to dry and pull the tape off again. It should correct the issue.
Now it’s time to put your planters together! Gather your EcoScraps Natural and Organic Moist Potting Mix and plant your succulents and cacti. Tip: If your planter does not have a draining hole, you can either use a drill to create one OR use a layer of sand and rocks to help keep that extra moisture away from your plants.
These planters can now be placed in and around your home, office, or be given as gifts. They are colorful, bright, maintenance, and totally fun to make!
Be Eco-friendly with your Soil
Many of us spend so much time recycling and finding ways to be eco-friendly that we forget it can be easy to do right in our own backyards! That is exactly why I am excited that I get to share Ecoscraps with you all today.
What Ecoscraps is all about:
Ecoscraps compost is a mixture of decomposed organic materials like food waste, branches, leaves and grass clippings. It is used in garden soil to promote healthy, sustained plant growth. What makes Ecoscraps Organic Compost so awesome is the added benefit of food waste.
Each bag of Ecoscraps Compost contains up to 50 lbs. of recycled food waste. Food waste that would normally be sent to landfills but instead is reused to fortify your soil! Ecoscraps Compost is an all-natural organic soil amendment that contains no poop or synthetic chemicals.
Benefits of Ecoscraps Compost?
- Increases organic material
- Improves soil structure
- Moisture retaining
- In the United States, we waste 40% of the food produced. That is enough to fill the Rose Bowl every day. It sits in landfills producing methane, which is 20X more harmful than CO2.
- Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing this waste and keeping it out of the landfills. We want to make sustainability mainstream.
Ecoscraps is compost that you can feel good about allowing around your home. Besides, if your plants are happy, aren’t you too?
Disclosure: I was compensated to share this information with you. However, that does not affect my personal thoughts and opinions.