I realised the other day that although I’d shared my handy Ikea plant pot hack on my YouTube channel, I hadn’t actually blogged about it, so I’m making up for that now with a quick tutorial. This is such an easy hack – I used cheap and cheerful Kardemumma pots from Ikea which even have horizontal lines on them already, making it even more of a piece of cake. All you need are ceramic planters and a black medium Sharpie (or marker pen) – and that’s it!
- Using the Sharpie, draw a scalloped edge under the top edge of the planter. Don’t worry if the scallops vary in size – I think the overall effect is better when the scallops aren’t all uniform. Continue around the whole edge of the planter.
2. Colour the scallops in with the Sharpie.
3. Repeat step one and two under the next groove on the planter.
4. Continue under all the grooves until you reach the bottom. Go over the pot to touch up any areas where the pen lines are visible in your colouring-in, or where the lines need neatening up. Leave to dry thoroughly and then plant up as desired.