The Ice Cream Cone Planter is a simple project and I'm clearly no artist but I'm sure you get the point.
Step 1: Materials + Tools
- terracotta pot from Michael's
- cactus from Lowe's
- acrylic paints from Aaron Brothers
- paint brush (I used a sponge tip)
- large sheet of paper
- glove (if your plant is a cactus)
- mixing bowl
Step 2: Paint the Tray
The large sheet of paper is just so you don't get paint and dirt all over the place. I started by painting the tray white so it looks more like chinaware. Set it aside and let it dry.
Step 3: Make the Waffle Pattern
Use the pencil to sketch a waffle pattern on the pot. Don't worry if your waffle sketch doesn't line up perfectly. Just like a real waffle folded over on itself, it's not supposed to! Mix brown and white paint to get a lighter brown. My brown turned out more of a grey. Don't be me. Paint over your waffle sketch and let it dry.
Step 4: Add Fudge and Sprinkles
Use brown paint to add some fudge on top. Let it dry for a little bit before adding the sprinkles. Yes, blue and yellow do mix to form green.
Step 5: Put a Plant in It
Use a glove if you're transplanting a cactus. Carefully remove dirt from the base to achieve the proper fit.