This DIY flower pot design is an easy, fun craft you can do with the kids to celebrate the warm weather. Plus, depending on what you plant, there may be some health benefits as well. Bonus? It looks like a picket fence. Adorable!
Used outdoors or indoors, try your favorite flowers or growing herbs on your windowsill that you can pick from. You may even decide you want to use them as centerpieces while entertaining guests this summer! Because why not show off your crafty gardening skills, right?
Indoors, certain plants can be great for your family’s health. They release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, which can help freshen up the air. Try planting Peace Lilies, Spider Plants, Chrysanthemums or Ferns.
According to Sophie Lee for NBC News, studies show that indoor plants can also improve concentration and productivity by up to 15%. They can also reduce stress levels and boost your mood.
Add the fact that you’re creating these DIY flower pots from scratch and you have another reason to put those crafting skills to use: being creative is a great way to promote mental health.
“The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are exactly the same, day in and day out (Cleveland Clinic),” writes Charles Benayon, founder and CEO of Aspiria Corp. for the Huffington Post. “Immersing yourself in a creative activity produces an almost meditative state where your mind is so engrossed in what you’re doing that you temporarily forget all of your troubles and worries.”
Give these DIY flower pot designs a shot to improve indoor air quality and boost mental health with your creativity. Try to expand on them by experimenting with paints or props to create miniature scenes. Most importantly, have fun!
1 Tuna Can
1 or 2 Gardening Flowers
Step One: Gather your materials. If you plan on getting creative and painting your clothespins, paint them before the next step and allow them to dry on a paper towel.
Step Two: Empty, drain and clean out the inside of your tuna can. Then, one by one, begin to clip each clothespin onto the side of the tuna can.
Step Three: Make sure the clothespins are pushed all the way down and circle all the way around the tuna can.
Step Four: Carefully remove your gardening flower from its plastic container. (Note: Skip this step if you plan on planting seeds and growing herbs or plants instead of flowers.)
Step Five: Place your gardening flower inside your newly DIY flower pot. (Note: If you plan on growing herbs or plants instead of flowers, this is where you’d fill the pot with soil and plant your seeds)
Step Six: Choose a location for your DIY flower pot – Indoors or outdoors – where you’ll be able to enjoy it daily.