Easy 10-Minute DIY Planter Project

Easy 10-Minute DIY Planter Project

Looking for an easy 10-minute DIY planter project? Here’s an easy way to add a little bit of whimsy to your house plants in a planter.


Right about the time March turned into April a mama bird built a nest in a wreath on our front door.


She could have built her nest anywhere, but out of all the doors in all the land, she chose our front door wreath to raise her family. One day I walked by the front door and there it was—a nest and a bird and 5 tiny little eggs. I was so excited, but I was so worried. What if someone opened the door and the nest fell? If something happened to those eggs? I couldn’t even think about it.

So one day when the mama bird was out doing whatever mama birds do on their afternoon off, we carefully (without touching the nest at all) lifted the wreath off the hook on the door and walked it about four feet to the window and hung it on a hook.

And then we waited.

One day passed. Two days passed. THREE DAYS passed and there was no sign of the mama.

I was heartbroken. I thought the eggs were orphans.

And then?

Four days later the mama bird arrived back and found the nest and she kept those eggs warm until a week later when they hatched and tiny little baby birds squawked. She found them food to eat and they grew bigger and stronger and then one day they spread their wings and flew away.

So in honor of mama birds and their parenting skills? I have this easy and simple 10-minute project. I took this tiny set of birds I ordered off Amazon.

And made this.


This easy 10-minute DIY planter.

Isn’t it the cutest?

Here’s how I made it and a few other cute things I created with these birds, too.




Easy 10-Minute DIY Planter


set of birds

white planters

(I got mine at Trader Joe’s but I found this super cute option)

super glue


1. remove clips

This set of birds is so cute.

It comes with clips that I just peeled off the bottom (some of them were already off when I opened the package).

They are the perfect size to add to any project.


2. Paint the birds

DO NOT spray paint these birds.

They shriveled up when they were spray painted.

Instead, just use a basic white craft paint and paint two coats on them, letting them dry between coats.

3. Glue the birds to the planter

After the birds dry? Add a drop of super glue to the bottom of the bird.

Then press in place on the white planter and let it dry.

Super glue holds so much better than hot glue.

I got mine at Trader Joe’s but I found this super cute option.

Here’s what the bird looks like on the planter.

This DIY planter project is such an EASY way to add a little bit of whimsy and elevate a basic planter.

Now all that’s left is to add the flowers.

I love this DIY planter project and they look so cute sitting on this cabinet in the new office.

You can see my office makeover and a little before and after here.

And after I finished the planters? I had a few birds left over.

Guess what I did with them?

First I added the birds to the tops of white ware on the hutch in the kitchen.

They are so cute on lids or on handles of the white ware.

The birds add a little whimsy to the hutch.

Then I tucked the birds into these nests in the kitchen.

I have these glass cloches with little nests with eggs.

If I squint they look like that nest on my front door.

And in amazing news?

Last week, I saw another mama bird sitting on a nest outside the office window.

I guess those birds feel like I do about this house.

It’s the perfect place to raise your chicks. 🙂

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PS You can follow along with the bird’s journey on Instagram stories. Follow me here.

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