DIY: Flower pot with stripes

Helsinki, 15 degrees


A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch.

I don't even remember when I've last written a DIY blog post. Sometimes, however, I do get these wild ideas. One morning when I looked at one of our white flower pots from Ikea, I immediately knew that I wanted to transform it. I recently bought a black pen from the interior store Granit. This pen enables writing on glass, mirrors and other clean surfaces like porcelain. The nice fact about this particular pen is that one can remove its print by simply using a wet wipe. I've used the pen for writing on our white notice board and wine glasses when I had friends over for Valentine's Day. I really liked having our names on the glasses. This time however, I used it for our flower pot to add stripes to it.

En edes muista milloin olisin viimeksi kirjoittanut DIY:n tyyppisen blogikirjoituksen. Se ei kuitenkaan tarkoita ettenkö keksisi silloin tällöin hauskoja ja erilaisia askarteluprojekteja meidän kotona. Yhtenä aamuna kun katsoin meidän Ikeasta ostettua valkoista kukkaruukkua, tiesin että halusin tehdä sille jotain. Ostin hiljattain Granitista mustan kynän, jolla voi kirjoittaa lasille, peilipinnoille ja posliinille. Hauskinta on, että kynän jälkeä voi poistaa märällä rätillä joten lopputulosta ei tarvitse pelätä. Olen jo ehtinyt käyttää kynää muistitaulullamme ja viinilaseillamme (kun kaverini olivat kylässä ystävänpäivän tienoilla mielestäni nimet lasissa olivat hauska lisäys). Tällä kertaa minulla oli erilainen projekti mielessä: halusin kuitenkin lisätä ruukkuun raidat.


How often do you do DIY projects? What do you think of the result?

Miten usein askartelette kotona? Mitä mieltä olette lopputuloksesta?


24 comments

  1. I love DIY projects, this looks really cute and I've wanted to get a plant in my room for ages so when I do I will try the stripes out! x
    My Lush & Body Shop Haul! | Freya's Fashion Chapter

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    1. Me too, I love these kind of simple but elegant projects!

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  2. This is such a great idea thank you for the great tips :)

    www.shaunasharp.com

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  3. I rarely do DIY projects, never have the time

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  4. Ihanat kuvat! Sandaalit joista kysyit täältä http://www.stadinstyle.helsinkids.fi/fashion/besos/
    ovat H&M:stä. Hyvää päivää!

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    1. Kiitos, ja lähden tästä etsimään samantyyppisiä sandaaleja! :)

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  5. oh, a dragon tree! we have it too but it's huuuge, with three different branches. anyway, I do like your little DIY project. stripes are always stylish ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Thanks, I love stripes as well!

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  6. wow, DIY works superbly well and looking great
    keep in touch

    http://glamforgood.blogspot.in/

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  7. a great idea, that looks pretty cool!
    happy day sweety!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your kind words!

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    1. Great that you like it as well Dario :)

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  9. I barely do DIY projects, I don't think that I am very crafty but I love seeing different and unique ideas and designs, like this one, you did a fantastic job hun! Thanks for your support over at mine, hope you're having a great week so far!

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    1. Thanks Sam, I really appreciate it!

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  10. Looks great ,love it :)

    kisses

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  11. I'm not a DIYer at all!

    Actually the title of this post made me laugh - I spent the first 15 years of my life living in a farming community called... Flowerpot. On the other side of the world.

    You have a beautiful blog here - now I have to work out how to subscribe ;)

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    1. Hi Heather! How nice that you found your way to my blog :) Welcome! I'm happy that the title made you laugh, it's suppose to!

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