How to make an illuminated planter?

How can I duplicate the illuminated planter from Design Within Reach for less than their exorbitant $525?

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ConnyS11 year ago
How to make an illuminated planter?
softglow6 years ago
What a great idea! I love illuminated planters :)
jtobako8 years ago
Layers : ) Get a big, cheap, translucent outer pot where the electronics will sit and a smaller inner pot where the plant and dirt will sit.
misabella (author)  jtobako8 years ago
Could you please expand on that? Where would I get a translucent pot? And what electronics would I use? As you can tell, I'm pretty clueless. Thanks!
Take a flashlight down to Walmart or the local garden store. Find the cheep plastic pots and find one that the light of flashlight shines through a bit.

Make a ring of leds around the inside edge of the pot. Here or here. The first one should give alternate ideas : ) You may have to adjust where they go to get an even lighting. Best would be to wrap the inner pot with aluminum foil or paint it reflective silver. Short method would be to put the smaller pot on a small pedestal inside the larger, longer method has you cutting out a small 'table' to cover the gap between the outer and inner pots.
misabella (author)  jtobako8 years ago
Yes! Now that makes sense!!! I will try it as you described. Thanks so much!!! :)