When I came across this Adirondack chair photo frame on sale at my local craft store a couple of weeks ago, I immediately envisioned it being turned into a place for a small plant. A little bit of tinkering (and admittedly more sawdust than I first expected!) and I had created this simple DIY planter craft. You can use the quote I used (see below for image) or add your own photo or image instead.
Adirondack Chair Planter Craft Materials
- Adirondack chair frame
- 2.5 in hole saw
- Small terra cotta pot
- Acrylic paint (your choice of color) and brush
- Scrapbooking paper (your choice of pattern) and printer
Adirondack Chair Planter Craft Instructions
- Paint the small pot in your choice of color and allow to dry. (You can skip this step if you prefer to use the pot as is.)
- Use the hole saw to cut a hole in the center of the seat of the chair. Do this carefully, so the wood doesn’t splinter. (Full disclosure: The largest hole saw I had on hand was 2 1/8 inches, so that’s what I used. That’s why my pot doesn’t sit flush with the seat of the chair. If you use the 2.5 inch hole saw, your pot should sit all the way down.)
- Download the image below and print it on your choice of paper. The image should be sized to fit the frame, which in this case was 4 X 6 in. Cut out the image and place it in the frame.
- Tuck the pot into the hole, and add your choice of plant. Succulents are great for this because they’re small and easy to maintain. Get some more info on succulents here.
Note: You may wish to add a small dish beneath this planter craft to catch water runoff from the pot.