This project was inspired by my new fiddle leaf fig tree. My hubby got it for me for Mother's day. I actually picked it out while we were shopping around at IKEA last Saturday. I had heard others mention that they had found them there for $12.99, but had never seen any until this past weekend. I told my hubby that I would prefer this over flowers for mother's day and he happily obliged me. I think he was secretly breathing a sigh of relief knowing that would take a little pressure off of him having to go out later and find flowers.
You may remember a while ago when I purchased my first fiddle leaf fig tree. I'm sad to report that it died a slow death. I tried to do everything right, but every day I would find another leaf on the floor. When I took it outside to dump everything out I realized it had gotten root bound, so this time I made sure to go with a much larger pot. Which leads me to this little DIY project.
I started with this really inexpensive plastic planter from Target. I think it was around $7.
I had this paint leftover from the cozy coupe makeover I'm working on (hopefully it will be finished soon!). It says it's made to bond to plastic so I figured it would work well for this planter and it did. After I painted it pink, I sprayed the bottom portion with some gold spraypaint to get the dipped look. This planter has a removable base that acts as a tray so water doesn't go everywhere so I just took it off and spraypainted it and then put it back on. If your planter doesn't have a removable base you could just use painters tape to get a nice clean line.
So here's to hoping it can survive my black thumb and a toddler who is into everything. I would love to have it for many years and have it grow large enough to be an actual tree. A girl can dream right? Have any of you had any success with fiddle leaf fig trees? Please share your tips, I'm all ears.