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DIY Modern, Neon Concrete Block Planter

Last summer, I set out to make a super easy and inexpensive planter to spruce up my apartment balcony. I posted an image of my DIY neon planter on Instagram, and to my surprise, it received a lot of attention. It was featured on Babble, Apartment Therapy, Brit + Co., MAKE, Decor Hacks, and many more fabulous blogs. Given the popularity, I thought it was time to do a quick tutorial post to show you how to make your own planter! This planter would also be a nice addition to an outdoor ceremony or reception space; the color and pattern possibilities are endless.

Supplies:

Steps:

1. Set up your drop cloth in a well ventilated, preferably outdoor, area. Be sure to position it so the wind will not spray the paint onto any nearby buildings or surfaces.

2. Take one concrete block and wipe it to remove any loose particles or debris. Then, place a piece of painter’s tape diagonally across the block. Lay your printer paper over half of the tape to cover the side of the block not being painted and add more tape to secure.

3. Spray paint the block following the dry times and directions on your particular spray paint can. Each block will need at least two coats. You can easily make another mask and paint two or more blocks at a time. Pay attention to which sides of the blocks you are painting and be sure they correspond with the pattern you intend to create on the finished planter.

4. Set the bottom row of blocks in place. Cut your wire mesh to size (same as the bottom of the blocks, roughly 8″ x 16″).

5. Stack the remaining blocks in layers, sandwiching a piece of wire mesh under each opening that will house a plant. See image below.

6. Fill each opening with a few inches of crushed stone for drainage. Next, top with potting soil and transfer plants.

7. Enjoy your new planter!

All images and design by Kate of Modernly Wed

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DIY Modern Easter Egg Round Up

Easter is just around the corner! Of course, not all of you celebrate this holiday, but for those who do… here is a round up of creative, modern DIY Easter eggs. My family spends some time dying Easter eggs every year, but we have never created anything close to the masterpieces below. These eggs are a great way to decorate for the season and would serve as unique, Spring wedding decor!

#1: Patterned Easter Eggs via Martha Stewart
#2: Patterned Rubber Band Easter Eggs via Chocolate Shavings
#3: DIY Calligraphy Easter Eggs with Template via Oh Happy Day
#4: DIY Watercolor Easter Eggs via Oh Happy Day
#5: DIY Pantone Easter Eggs via How About Orange
#6: DIY Painterly Easter Eggs via Paper & Stitch

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Modern Wedding Inspiration: DIY Pumpkins

Now that October has sneaked up on us… I thought it might be time to share a few Halloween/Fall inspired DIY ideas. Take a look below to discover how to incorporate all the recent trends, including color blocking, neon, ombre, metallic, and glitter, into your pumpkin decor. Perfect for an upcoming fall wedding, or to decorate your home!

One: DIY Ombre Pumpkin via Funkytime
Two: DIY Color Blocked Pumpkins via Chatelaine
Three: DIY Pumpkin Vase via Chatelaine
Four: DIY Glitter Pumpkins via Martha Stewart
Four: DIY Metallic House Number Pumpkin via Twig & Thistle

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