It takes me awhile to warm up to trendy home decor fads. For instance, I wasn’t a fan of chevron and then when I started to like it, it wasn’t cool anymore. That is kind of how I feel about the geometric trend. I wasn’t a fan at first, but lately I’ve been loving it. Maybe that means it’s about to go out of style. But for now, I will share a SUPER cheap and easy DIY that I did to add some geometric decor to my mantle! Make these DIY planters in no time!!
I’ve seen soooo many amazing geometric hanging planters on Pinterest. I love them all, but I don’t really have a spot in my house to hang planters from the ceiling. So, I wanted to come up with a geometric look that could sit on a flat surface. I searched, but couldn’t find anything that wasn’t hanging. So, this is what I came up with to make my own DIY planters! I bought my supplies at none other but the dollar store! Did you know they have some pretty great craft supplies there? They have floral wire, pliers, floral foam, moss and some other stuff that is usually on the pricey side at the craft store. I was pretty excited to pick up some wire for only $1 and a big thing of straws.
I know you can get pretty mathematical about what geometric shapes to make these things, but I’m probably the least mathematical person on earth. So I just started stringing wire through straws and twisting them together until I had 3 different shapes that were somewhat flat on the bottom.
I did find that stringing multiple straws on a wire and then just bending it instead of trying to twist wires together at every junction made it go faster.
Just keep twisting and building until you are satisfied with your shape.
Then, grab some metallic spray paint and cover the entire thing. I used a bronzy gold color and liked how they turned out.
The little succulents are actually plastic and I found them on clearance at Michaels for about $.50 each! If you hurry, your store might still have some in stock. I think they are so cute.