Color Blocked Triangle Shelf Planter

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Hey Walnut Hollow fans, Katie here! Today I wanted to show you how I turned a Triangle Shelf into a modern planter. This Triangle Shelf is one of Walnut Hollow’s newest releases and I love the geometric look!

I also love a good piece of porch decor! I wanted this piece to be a bit more modern, so I gave it a fun two-toned color blocked look. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Color Blocking means to give something a section of a contrasting color, usually bright and solid. Here’s how:

Supplies:

  • Triangle Shelf
  • Acrylic Paint
  • 1″ Paint Brush
  • Painter’s Tape or Washi Tape
  • Screw Hook
  • Mason Jar
  • Twine
  • Gold Foil and Adhesive
  • Succulents and Potting Soil

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Step one: Start by taping off the top 4″ of the triangle shelf. You can adjust this measurement, depending on how much of the triangle you want to be color blocked.

I gave it two coats, to make the the red paint was nice and solid.

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Step two: Screw a hook into the top corner of your triangle. You can use a pair of pliers to make it easier to screw such a small hook into the tight corner of the shelf.

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Step three: I planned on putting this little planter on my front porch, so I used white acrylic paint to letter on a little “welcome” message.

I recommend writing it out with a pencil first, and then going back over it with paint.

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Step four: Tie twine around a small mason jar, and hang it from the screw hook.

To give it a modern/glam look, I also added a bit of gold foil to the jar. I brushed some of Tombow’s MONO Multi Liquid Glue around the top edge of the jar, and once it was dry, applied transfer foil over top.

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

Step five: Next, add plants! I added a layer of small rocks to the very bottom, to help with draining the soil, and then a few inches of potting soil and then finally I planted a variety of sedum.

Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !Learn how to turn a Triangle Shelf (by @walnuthollow) into a modern planter using this tutorial by @punkprojects !

I’m also thinking this would be such a cute welcome sign for a Summer wedding or party! It is super easy to customize, simply by changing up the colors.

 

You can get the products needed to complete this project from the Walnut Hollow website by clicking the photo above! And you can take 20% off all of the newest Walnut Hollow releases using the promo code 20NEW until May 29th, 2017!

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Bio: Katie is a 24 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of crafty things.

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