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Turn a Bust Statue into a DIY Planter

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! DIY Bust Planter // Salty Canary 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. DIY Bust Planter // Salty CanaryI thought she needed a bit of color. Hot pink! DIY Bust Planter // Salty CanaryIntitially, 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! DIY Bust Planter // Salty Canary


DIY Bust Planter // Salty Canary


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. DIY Bust Planter // Salty CanaryThe 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!DIY Bust Planter // Salty CanaryAnd she is going to look fabulous on my dresser with my vintage jewelry collection!  DIY Bust Planter // Salty CanaryThanks again to Wayfair for sponsoring this DIY Bust Planter Tutorial so I could “Plant Outside the Box!”


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Thursday 1st of June 2017

This is brilliant! I'm obsessed with the final look.

Maria Brittis

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

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