Make a planter with a mid-cen­tury vibe

NZ House & Garden - - FINISHING TOUCHES -

We made: A mid-cen­tury style planter out of two stacked ce­ramic bowls – the smaller bowl is the base and the larger bowl holds the plant.

To make: Stick the bowls to­gether us­ing a strong glue suit­able for ceram­ics, such as Go­rilla Grip. Ap­ply glue gen­er­ously around the rim of the base of the larger bowl, and press down firmly onto the up­turned smaller bowl. Leave to dry. Choose a plant that doesn’t re­quire much drainage. Line the bot­tom of the planter with a thin layer of peb­bles, and then cover with a layer of ac­ti­vated char­coal be­fore ad­ding pot­ting mix. The char­coal will help ab­sorb any ex­cess wa­ter in the soil and avoid root rot.

The de­tails: Bormi­oli Rocco Toledo bowls $24.99 and $19.99 from Briscoes, briscoes.co.nz; Elle tres­tle mar­ble con­sole $2636 from Soren Liv, soren­liv.com; crys­tal $15 from Greenpoint Stu­dios, greenpoint.co.nz; glass jew­ellery bowl in Tea $189 from Mead­owlark, mead­owlark.co.nz; tall ce­ramic vase $37.90 and Kristina Dam three-legged bowl $165, both from Capri­cho, capri­cho.co.nz; Mr Rogers Rakaia River paint­ing $480 from My Ex­hi­bi­tion, myex­hi­bi­tion.co.nz; wall painted in Re­sene ‘Pearl Laven­der’.

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