I love to tinker with my planters to come up with interesting ways to display my plants, both indoor plants and those that I keep outdoors. This water spout planter in my latest creation. It’s unusual, whimsical and I just love the way it turned out.
When I was shopping in TJ Maxx recently, I found this unusual planter that had a water spout attached. I had never seen one quite like it and I grabbed it quickly and brought it home. It’s been sitting in my den waiting for me to figure how how to best display it. Then the idea came to me – water spout = water drops. Perfect!!
Readers of my blog may know that I also sell vintage jewelry. I have a shop on Etsy that features mainly mid century jewelry. Necklaces during that time often were made with glass and crystal beads, so I went searching through my supplies to see what I could come up with. I found a pretty aurora borealis glass necklace with glass beads that could be formed into a stream of water coming from the spout. A quick trip to Michael’s gave me the last two beads that I needed to finish the project.
This is how I made my water spout planter.
I gathered these supplies:
- 1 crystal necklace
- 2 tear shaped beads made of crystal
- 16 tiny glass spacer beads (two different sizes)
- Planter with water spout
- New Guinea Impatiens plant
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
The first step was to plant my New Guinea impatiens. Once I had it in the planter, it needed trimming, since it sat too high and I wanted the water drops to be very visible. I cut off the tallest stems and set them aside. Now the plant had just the right height and plenty of room for the water drops.
The cuttings will get rooted and become new plants. Don’t you just love plants for free?
Now that I knew how much room I had to work with, I took apart my beads. I love the way they capture the light and sparkle with different colors. They’ll be perfect for my water stream!
I started with the larger beads at the bottom and alternated different bead sizes with the tiny spacer beads to come up with the perfect water drops for my water spout planter.
A quick dab of hot glue inside the water spout attached the water drops. I also added hot glue to one of the medium sized beads and pushed it tightly up into the opening to hold the water drop line in place.
Tada! A pretty water spout planter, complete with water drops.
This project was so quick and easy. And now I have a pretty planter that can sit out on my deck for the summer and then come indoors to add some decorative flair next winter. I think it turned out pretty well, don’t you?
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