Hey guys! We’re super excited to be participating in the Rust-Oleum Festival DIY Challenge! Summer means parties and parties mean fun decor. We’re getting prepared to start hosting people at our house with our new patio and fire pit area, but we needed some decor to go with it. We started with this simple DIY project to showcase some color and our new plants!
Rust-Oleum Festival DIY Challenge
Our design was semi-inspired by the Ravenel Bridge here in Charleston and we called it a dream-catcher macrame hanging plant holder. Bad name, but this was an easy project we did with one short piece of wood, rope, two rings and three different Rust-Oleum products. The first thing we did was cut our piece of wood, router the edges and drill six holes evenly spaced across the board. We then used Rust-Oleum’s Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator to make our board look well-aged.
We then cut six pieces of rope at 5 feet long. We looped three pieces of the rope to each ring and then threaded them down into the holes. We tied knots above and below the holes in the wood so that it would hang on the rope without moving.
We hung up what we had at this point and used Rust-Oleum Orange spray paint to create an ombre look up each piece. This isn’t a color we normally use, but we were going for something bold and festive to stand out on our porch.
Next we worked on our pots. We bought six small cacti in plain black plastic pots that we wanted to hang from our creation. We started by spray painting each pot in Rust-Oleum’s Champagne color and letting that fully dry. Then we painted cute little fun faces on each pot using paint pens.
Once everything was dry, we tied some braids in our ropes and threaded on the pots, which hung from a plastic handle, and added the cacti back in.
How cute are those little cacti ladies? This was a quick and easy project that we thought was more fun than just setting the cacti on the table.
But now we need your help! We’ve entered our project into the Rust-Oleum Festival DIY Challenge over at their Creators Studio Community. We need you all to go in and vote for our project! This challenge is solely driven by community votes and we would love to follow up on the win we had last year with our pineapple clock upcycle project, which was all thanks to you voting. We very much appreciate your help and would also love to hear about any spray paint projects you’re working on this summer!