Ikea Hack: DIY Midcentury Planters on a Budget

In Austin, Texas homeowners Heather and Mike Banks had been searching “for a long time for tall-ish planters for our front door entry,” said Heather. But every option they liked “cost more than we were able to spend.” Solution? Ikea hack.

By gluing together inexpensive Ikea pots, they created tall, slim planters with a mid-century silhouette–and a price tag of $40 per planter. The couple, who own Retrospective Vintage furniture rental shop, planted hardy succulents in the pots to complete the look.

For a materials list and step-by-step instructions, see Brady Bunch Remodel

Photography via Brady Bunch Remodel.

Above: Mike and Heather Banks glued together six white Ikea ceramic pots, base to base.

Above: Ikea’s white Kardemumma Plant Pots come in three sizes and have various patterns. For their project, the Bankses bought six 12-inch pots with vertical stripes; $19.99 per pot.

Above: Before gluing, Mike Banks matched the patterns on the pots to create continuous vertical stripes.

Above: After the glue dried, Heather planted succulents in the pots and covered the surface of the soil with a layer of dark gray river rocks.

Above: Lined up along the edge of the front path, the planters “highlight the entrance to the house and keep the kids from accidentally stepping off our entry walk,” said Heather.

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