(you could also use black)
What you do:
1. Gather your supplies. Dust off your pot. Get out the air dry clay, a cup of water, and a paper towel.
2. Start putting clay all around the outside of the pot. The clay is very soft and pretty easy to work with, but I had a lot of trouble getting it to be perfectly smooth. I decided to go for a more bumpy (and pineappley look). It can often help to dip your fingers in water when working with the clay.
3. Once you have the shape you want, you can smooth away some of the bumps, wrinkles, and fingerprints with a damp paper towel. Let the clay air dry at least overnight. To see if it’s fully dried, press on the sides of the pot. If it is squishy at all, then it needs more time to dry. Optional – you can use fine sandpaper to smooth the pot once the clay has dried.
4. Paint your pot yellow. I used a few coats of yellow paint (with the help of cute little Lyla). Spray paint would also work well.
5. Plan where your lines are going to be. I wanted my pot to have a handmade look, so I didn’t measure precisely or use a ruler. I just used the white paint pen to mark 8 evenly spaced dots on the top of the pot.
6. Start drawing your lines with your white paint pen. I did all of the lines going in one direction, let them dry, then did the lines going in the other direction.
7. Fill the pot with some potting soil, then move over your plant. I love how my little aloe plant looks in my pineapple planter.
8. Enjoy! You can even make different sizes, shapes, and colors. I was going to make some shorter pink and orange pineapples, but I ended out loving how they look just as neon pink and orange planters that I didn’t add the pineapple stripes. Follow the instructions on your succulent to keep them alive.
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Lauren Lanker says
This is so creative, Rachel! And so YOU! Thanks for the inspiration. 😉
Amy W says
Well this is literally as cute as could be! Pinning.
Jeanine H says
Bam! Thats it! It the best looking handmade pineapple planter ive seen this season 😉 Thanks for sharing especially like that the kids can even try theirnown because its relatively inexpensive, and uncomplicated.
Julia Nyanyo says
That is fab, love it. Clever clever clever!
The Causal Craftlete says
I'm obsessed with your pineapple planter too! Pinned. Stopping by from Show + Tell. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
love this idea!
This is so cute, especially with the green plant sticking out of the top:)
Dee M says
That is so adorable! I loved how you transformed a plain clay pot into a cute pineapple — love that color too. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. 🙂
Kelly Rowe says
You rocked this project out, Rachel! Love it!!! xo
How creative! And your pictures are beautiful!!
Mindie Hilton says
Sahana Ajeethan says
Wow!!!I love it !!!It is so bright and happy :)Love the way you think 🙂
What a great idea and you tutorial is wonderful.
Natasha In Oz says
Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned your post to the Say G’day Saturday Board and will be featuring you this week too!
Natasha in Oz
Shelley Treml says
What a super-duper fun idea! Such a cute craft! It would look great next to my fun fabric wall stickers (also handmade) – have a look on http://www.etsy.com/shop/FabWallDesign
Hannah B. says
I love this pineapple planter! Thank you so much for posting this cute idea. For the air dry clay, you listed a 5 lb bucket on Amazon. If I’m only making one, do you think I could get by with a 2 lb?
Thanks in advance!
Yes definitely! I mean it matters how large your pot is, but I probably only used one pound for this small planter. And thank you Hannah!
Love love love all things pineapple. Can’t wait to make this! I also wanted more succulents in the house!
I found this super cute. I’m planning on making one for a friend’s birthday. What size pot is yours? I really like that height/size and shape the clay makes with it.
Thanks Emily! And I like the pot size too – I had to look around a little to find one I liked. The pot is a tall and narrow one from Michael’s (I bought it a couple years ago but I think they still sell it). It’s about 4 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter. And what a thoughtful gift idea!