We’re always on the lookout for the latest decorating trends! Right now, we are really digging the new marble craze! Usually when we think of marble, we’re thinking floor tiles and countertops, but we’ve come across some awesome little ways you can get in on this trend (and you won’t have to renovate your kitchen). Kate Wilkinson of Tell Me Tuesday taught us how to reuse aluminum food cans to craft these gorgeous faux marble planters! Aren’t they perfect?! Try out Kate’s easy-to-follow directions so you can upgrade your garden or houseplants:
“I, like most of you out there, have fallen under the marble spell. Marble decals, marble home wares, marble fashion…it’s everywhere and it’s fabulous.
Here’s a quick and (very!) easy DIY to help you add a little marble love to your home.
You will need:
- 1 roll marble vinyl wrap (I bought mine from here)
- 400g empty aluminum food can, contents removes, washed and dried
- Succulent, left in its pot
Unroll your vinyl and wrap around your tin. Using your pencil mark your cutting lines for the height and width, allowing for as little overlapping as possible.
Cut the vinyl to the correct length and lay flat on your workspace. Slowly start peeling away the protective sheeting to reveal the adhesive backing. Be careful here– you don’t want the vinyl to curl up and stick to itself and become a big ol’ mess (and yes, I’m speaking from experience).
Laying the vinyl on your workspace adhesive side up, place your tin on one edge and start rolling, slowly wrapping the vinyl around the tin. Trim the ends with the scissors as required. And voila! You now have a lovely little planter for your windowsill. Place some pebbles in the bottom of your tin, and pop the potted succulent on top. Place some more pebbles around the mouth of the tin to conceal any gaps.”
What will you plant in yours?
Tutorial for Best Friends For Frosting by: Kate Wilkinson of Tell Me Tuesday