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May 20, 2015

DIY Magnetic Pineapple Planters

DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Pineapples are so hot right now, so I've been trying to think of ways to incorporate them into my DIY's! When I saw this succulent at the garden center I immediately thought it looked like the top of a pineapple... a couple thoughts later, this DIY idea was born! I've never seen a cuter magnet to hold up your favorite pictures from summer.

What you will need:
-Yellow oven bake clay (I like Sculpey brand best)
-Succulents (I used Haworthia)
-Clay cutter or knife
-Flat magnets (not pictured)

DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Take the clay and shape it into a oval shaped ball. 
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Make a hole in the oval by sticking your thumb or the end of a marker into the clay. Make the hole bigger by stretching it out with your fingers. 
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

At this point, It should look like this! Make sure the back of your planter is flat so that you will be able to glue a magnet onto it later.
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Smooth out any bumps then taking a clay cutter or a knife, carve diagonal lines into the clay. 
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Using the same technique, carve diagonal lines going the opposite way into the clay. 
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Bake in the oven according to the package directions. Once cooled, glue a magnet onto the back and let the glue fully dry. Take your succulent out of its pot and massage the dirt away from it's roots. Place a little bit of dirt into the bottom of the planter then put your succulent inside and pack dirt around the top! 
DIY Magnetic Pineapple Succulent Planters

Isn't it so cute and summery?! Make sure to hang it somewhere that doesn't get slammed or moved a lot, a magnet board or a chalkboard is best. Feel free to make a couple hundred, I know I want to!



13 comments:

  1. This is ADORABLE!!!! I love that you are taking this blog and running with it! Love you!! XOXO

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  2. Very cute I love pineapple themed crafts too.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I have more pineapple themed crafts planned as well! Can't wait to share them!

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  4. We had a Pineapple Party last weekend and I am so obsessed with all of the pineapple DIY projects. I LOVE this planter! Thanks for sharing, I've included your post in my Five on Friday roundup today. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Love this clever little pineapple! What a fun, whimsy gift to make for a friend to lend a little sunshine to her home or office. Super cute!

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    1. It is sure to brighten up anyone's day!

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  6. Love this! Pineapples are so trendy these days - I will definitely pin this. Great, came here from Classy Clutter :)

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    1. Pineapples are so hot, they deserve it, they are too cute!

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