I am a member of Wayfair’s Homemaker Program and Wayfair has sponsored this DIY Bust Planter Tutorial recipe. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Wayfair reached out to their bloggers in the Wayfair Homemaker Program with a challenge: turn an unusual object into a planter. So I chose the unusual object of a reproduction antique bust and while it may not be a traditional “planter,” I covered it with plants! Plants I’m able to keep alive! Isn’t she gorgeous? Or is it a he? I’m not entirely sure. I once brought home what I thought was a lovely portrait of a young woman until my husband told me the pretty girl was actually Jesus. So, maybe I’m not a good judge. But there was what looked like a manlier version of the bust, so I’ll keep calling this bust a her. I thought she needed a bit of color. Hot pink! Intitially, I was going to drill holes into her and stick the airplants in, but I decided this floral wire crown was both easier on me and her! Here’s the tutorial if you need to make a Bust Planter of your own!
- Antique reproduction bust (Similar)
- (Optional) Spray paint – color of choice
- Floral wire
- Various air plants
I simply shot her with a few strokes of spray paint and let her dry.
Next, I made a floral wire circle that fit snugly on her head. I cut it a bit bigger so I could wrap the edges and make a circle – a crown.
I then cut a 2″ length of floral wire and stuck it through the bottom of the airplant and then wrapped the ends around the wire crown, securing it into place. Repeat this step until your bust has an air plant crown. The best thing about this bust? I probably won’t kill the plants! All you have to do is spray them with water bottle once a week and you’re good to go! Simply dry her off with a cloth when you’re done watering!And she is going to look fabulous on my dresser with my vintage jewelry collection! Thanks again to Wayfair for sponsoring this DIY Bust Planter Tutorial so I could “Plant Outside the Box!”
Thursday 1st of June 2017
This is brilliant! I'm obsessed with the final look.
Friday 26th of May 2017
This is truly an artistic project, your for sure thought out of the box. Well done! Love the spanish moss. Maria