Introduction: Castle in the Clouds Plant Pot

About: Making the most of things by making the most out of things.

My lovely trailing String of Hearts was looking rather sad coiled up on the floor of the windowsill, so I designed this Castle container to make it look like something out of a fairy tale.

If you don't have access to a 3D printer try making the castle out of cardboard instead, just be careful when watering and keep the plant in a waterproof pot.


  • 3D Printed Castle (file in next step)
  • Paint or other decoration
  • Toy filling
  • Hot glue gun
  • Trailing plant

Step 1: Printing the Castle

The castle was designed in the style of an English medieval keep with crenellations on the walls and towers.

This print took just under 24 hours with no supports and 10% infill.

Step 2: Decorating the Castle

I've found that paint sometimes has difficulty adhering to 3D prints, so I coated the castle in a base layer of white spray paint first.

Paint the castle whatever colours you like, I went for a light grey with brown for the roof of the entrance before going over it with charcoal to give it some texture and make it look a bit aged.

Finally, add a few windows and other details to finish it off.

Step 3: Adding Clouds

My clouds were made from Polyester craft filling for toys and cushions, but you could use cotton wool or tissue paper for the same effect.

Use a hot glue gun to stick the toy filling to the base and sides of the castle, adding extra poofy bits where it looks flat until it looks suitably cloud-like.

Step 4: Finished Fairy Tale Castle

All that's left is to add the plant and hang it up.

Ta da!

Hopefully my little String of Hearts will thrive now that it's dangling as it should be and I didn't even have to plant any magic beans for this castle.

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