April 1st was a bit of a rough day for us here in Vermont. Mother Nature decided to play a pretty mean April Fool’s joke on us by dropping almost 7″ of snow while we slept. I mean, come on! It’s SPRING. The kids and decided that since spring wasn’t coming as fast as we would like, we would bring spring into the house with some creative planters. These painted jar planters were so much fun to make and I love how each one has its own little personality.
One of my planters totally turned out looking like a pineapple. It wasn’t planned, but I absolutely love his quirky personality. My 7 year old’s pink lady turned out so sweet – I just love that little face she drew!
Wouldn’t these adorable and creative planters make great gifts? We chose to use artificial succulents because of my, ahem, black thumb, but they can certainly be made with live plants, flowers or succulents. And of course if you would rather not use a glass jar, a terra cotta pot would work nicely as well. So let’s get to making some fun and playful glass jar planters!
Kids Creative Planters Project Supplies:
- Darice Glass Mason Jars or Terra Cotta Pot
- Darice Paste On Eyes (We chose glow-in-the-dark ones!)
- Chalky Finish Paint
- Darice Foam Paint Brush
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Permanent Marker
- Darice Spanish Moss
- Darice Artifical Succulents (Or soil and a live plant if you prefer.)
Now you’ve got some fun and creative planters that are perfect for gifting!
Kids will also love these tin can planter recycled crafts which make a great project to celebrate Earth Day with or to teach kids about recycling.
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.