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You Can Hack Wooden IKEA Bowls Into a Chic Planter

A person uses Ikea bowls to create a planter.
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If you’re always on the lookout for fun or unique planters for your ever-growing collection of indoor plants, there’s an Instagram hack you’ve got to see.

Instagram user Jen (@crack_the_shutters) used two wooden IKEA bowls to make a chic and simple planter that practically anyone can DIY.

In the video, Jen purchases two wooden Blanda Matt bowls from IKEA with one being larger than the other. Then, using black Rust-oleum, she painted both of the bowls and let them dry. When finished, she simply glued the bottoms of the bowls together (smaller size on bottom) and was left with a chic and modern new planter.

Jen appears to have placed a faux plant in her planter, but you could also place a real one inside. You’d need to make sure that it was in a waterproof container with drainage before you added it to the IKEA hack.

A salad is served in a bowl.
IKEA

The thing about this hack, though, is that it can be used for so many things. Need a keyholder at your front door? Here it is. Want a chic bowl for mints on guests’ way out? It can be that, too. Plus, you can choose any paint color you’d like or go wild and paint your own pattern.

If you think this hack is cool, you should definitely see the IKEA greenhouses people are creating.

[Via The Kitchn]

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