Ikea Hack : Planters out of small, glass containers

Ikea Hack : Planters out of small, glass containers

T10Are you ready for the weekend?

This week has flown by so quickly I almost can’t belive it’s Friday again. That’s what working on Salone del Mobile posts does to you (Shhh – don’t tell anyone about the mess I had have in the studio, if you happened to witness it on Snapchat!).

We have an incredibly beautiful weather here (22’C), so I started dressing up some of my new plants. Whether you have a garden, balcony or love the urban jungle trend filling our homes with botanicals – now is a perfect time to plant, replant and get some cool, new pots.

Well at least, that’s my excuse to bring, a few (like 12!) new, little cacti at home.

Ikea hack - glass containers into planters 25New plants, means new pots and since I love coming up with creative ideas to dress them up, here is a great project for you to try. I will show you how you can turn simple Ikea glass containers into these DIY Concrete dipped, set of adorable planters. Hope you like them as much as I do.

Here’s what you’ll have to do:


  • concrete powder
  • 3 small glass containers/bowls (I used Ikea)
  • spray paints – white and black
  • normal paint – pink



  1. First, prepare your glass bowls by washing them well.Then spray paint them using white paint.
  2. Prepare your concrete mix by following the instructions on the packaging.I have mixed up concrete powder with water in a plastic container, using wooden stick.Make sure that the mixture is dense before you go to the next step.
  3. Dip dye half of the glass bowl in the concrete mix and move it around a little to get a good amount of concrete on the glass surface. Then take it out, place on a piece of paper and repeat with the remaining two bowls. In order to change the color of concrete from gray to dusky pink, add into the mixture pink paint, then stir well.
  4.  Leave the bowls to dry over the night to ensure that the concrete thickens and dries well.
  5.  Once concrete is dry and thick, paint planters in your preferred colors (I have spray painted them again using white paint)
  6.  The last step involves making the splatter black dots on top of the concrete texture.Cover the base of the planters with a piece of paper, then gently press the black spray paint over the planters – this will cover the planter with a Picasso splatter as you can see in the picture below.

Then plant, replant and ta daaa!

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Don’t they fit perfectly the splatter trend I spoke about in yesterday’s post? How do you like them?

Have a great weekend guys and if you are in the mood for other DIY projects, check all my recent ideas here.

Pictures: Agata Dimmich for Homedit



The photos are not very clear.
what is it you do with the conrete?
do you slather it on the bowls ?
do you dip em in and take em out?
it looks really cool but its totally not clear to me how you ended up with that result


    Hello Stephanie! Sorry, you are totally right! I should have explained it more. Sometimes after completing certain project steps become obvious, but they are not of course!
    I have added instruction to the post – hope it makes it more clear 🙂 If you have more questions, let me know xo


Yuuuupiiii, these are so cute!


    Thanks so much Ida! Have a great weekend! xo

Patchi Cancado

So clever! Love these planters…


    Thanks! I had a lot of fun playing around while making them 🙂


Ah! These are so cool. Totally want to try this.


    Aw thank you so much Alexis. Would love to see what you come up with 🙂


    Aaaa thank you Sweetheart! :* You made my day with your comment, glad you like the planters 🙂


Ooooohhh I love how these look!!!


    yeeey! 🙂 Thank you Alison! Ikea hacks are one of my favourite type of projects 🙂


    Hi Andrea, thanks, glad you like them 🙂

voglio migliorare la mia immagine ed il mio stile

These are so gorgeous and your photography is awesome for sure. Your blog is so inspirational.
Thanks a lot.


    Thanks so much! Really happy to hear that you like it

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