Collect a cereal box and a ruler & reproduce this home decor

You don’t have to have a green thumb to bring the beauty of plants indoors. This faux succulent planter adorns your home with nature’s charms without requiring any of the care or maintenance of real greenery. Plus, it reuses a run-of-the-mill cereal box and transforms it into an elegant planter, so you can feel good about upcycling material you already have.
The planter made in this project exudes shabby chic style, but there are a few ways you can make it your own. Consider choosing a darker, more vibrant paint color or switching out twine for ribbon. Instead of wooden beads for feet, use colored glass beads or even marbles. Don’t forget to match the decorative rocks to the exterior of the planter.
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Materials
- Cereal box
- Ruler
- Marker
- Scissors
- Delta Ceramacoat Acrylic Paint in “Butter Cream”
- Paintbrush
- Wooden beads, 4
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Twine
- Floral foam
- Butter knife
- Faux succulents, 7
- Decorative white rocks
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Instructions
1. Cut off the bottom of the cereal box so you’re left with a container that’s 3 1/2 inches tall. To do this, measure up from the bottom of the box with the ruler, make a few marks with the marker on all four sides, then cut out the bottom of the box. Discard the top.
2. Paint the outside of the box with “Butter Cream” or the acrylic paint of your choice. Allow the paint to dry.
3. Hot glue a wooden bead into each corner of the bottom side of the box. These will be your planter's feet. Allow the hot glue to dry.
4. Wrap a piece of twine several times around the middle of the box. Tie a bow in the center of the front, then trim the tails.
5. Measure the length, depth and height of the container. With a butter knife, cut out a piece of floral foam to fit those dimensions. Insert the foam into the container.
6. Arrange the faux succulents as desired, and insert them into the foam. Fill the area around the succulents with the decorative white rocks. Once complete, you shouldn’t be able to see the foam.
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