Brittni Mehlhoff

Brittni Mehlhoff

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Hi! I'm Brittni from Paper & Stitch. I am a lover of handmade and mid-century modern, living in Seattle with my husband… read more

Comments - Make It: DIY Metallic Geometric Planters in 5 Minutes

Joni on Jul 27, 2016:

I love this cute little planter!! Thanks so much for sharing! I intend to make quite a few as I'm LOADED with succulents and they all have 6-9 babies on them!! I ordered them and they arrived burned from heat or sun. I used the fertilizer I ordered and WOW! Within about 3 days they exploded with a growth spurt that sent them ALL over the place!! I MUST get them out and in containers!! This will help me SO much! Thank you so much for sharing!


Danielle on Aug 07, 2015:

Very nice!


Danielle on Aug 07, 2015:

Very beautiful!!!


Anonymous on Apr 26, 2015:

These look great! Thanks so much for sharing!


MellyMel on Jan 03, 2015:

Foremost- please know that this is coming from a kind and helping place in my heart and not a know-it-all-jerky place.... I just wanted to make one tiny correctional note on the instructions to this AWESOME diy. Steps 1 and 2 say to measure the "diameter" and height of the original container of the plant; using these dimensions the DIYer then cuts the cardboard (or whatever material choosen) to the correct size. After some shaping & beautification, the result is a cover that slips right over that ugly plastic pot it came in. Knowing that the cover has to be a.) big enough around to slip the ugly pot inside but not b.) big enough around to create a gap that will expose the ugly pot, and c.) tall enough to cover the plastic pot but not d.) too tall that it completely encapsulates the plant...these measurements are pretty important! So, my correction is this: please do not measure the "diameter" of the original pot and use that as the length to cut your cardboard. Instead, measure the circumference of the pot, add about 3/4", and that will be your length. Measure the height of the original pot and add maybe 1/4", that will be the height of your cardboard piece. Then follow the original directions because this is an awesome DiY that I love and have used many times (I'm a sucker for the 1$ mini succulents sold at my farmers market :) Many thanks for this wonderful DIY!


Linda T on Apr 01, 2014:

SInce there are so many Contact papers, one could do any colour, or use normal construction paper with the 'frosted' contact paper to waterproof it.


Brittni Mehlhoff on Mar 31, 2014:

Thanks Kat. :)


kat on Mar 28, 2014:

I love this!!!! Such a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!

xo, Kat


Brittni Mehlhoff on Mar 26, 2014:

Thanks Alicia and Evie.


alicia on Mar 26, 2014:

Ahhhhh-mazing! 


Evie {Domestic Whimsy} on Mar 25, 2014:

So brilliant! Those plants look super happy in their shiny little houses :-)


Brittni Mehlhoff on Mar 25, 2014:

Thanks Capree. :)


CapreeK on Mar 25, 2014:

Love, love, love these Brittni!


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