How to Make a Cute DIY Ladybug Planter

How to Make a Cute DIY Ladybug Planter | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Chalk It Up Fancy via YouTube


When it comes to planters or plant holders, there are a lot of creative ways to make them using tires, terra cotta pots, and cinder blocks, but have you seen something as cute as this project by Chalk It Up Fancy on YouTube? Well, I haven’t and I am super excited to give it a try! If you are too, then learn how to make this now, and place your favorite succulent in them.



  • A small plastic bowl
  • Razor blade or X-Acto knife
  • Heat gun
  • Foam applicator, flat and round
  • White primer paint
  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Black paint
  • Air dry clay
  • Paperclips
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Top coat


Step 1

Heat the blade until nice and hot, then melt the sides of the bottom of the bowl, and remove it completely. Paint the bowl with white using a foam applicator, then set it aside to dry. Grab a small piece of clay, then shape it in your hands into the shape of half a ball, and stick it to one bottom side of the bowl to form it better. After reshaping and smoothening the clay, remove it and set it aside, then let it dry to set. Paint the bowl red, then the clay black, and once dry, paint a small triangle at the bottom of the bowl as shown in the video. Using a round applicator, dab black dots all over the dish, then add some adhesive at the back of the hardened clay and adhere it to the side of the bowl opposite the painted triangle.

Easy Cute DIY Ladybug Planter Tutorial
Image credit: Chalk It Up Fancy via YouTube


Step 2

Place painter’s tape around the clay or dab some hot glue to hold them in place while it dries, then make the eyes using some small clay and let them harden before painting them. Straighten paperclips, then scrape off the paint, and reshape them with the ends coiled. Punch or drill two holes on top of the head, then dab the ends of the antenna in adhesive, and insert them into the holes. Adhere the eyes to the head as well, then draw a mouth, and add the top coat all over the bowl. Place a succulent in the hole of the bowl and you’re done!

Easy to Make Cute DIY Ladybug Planter
Image credit: Chalk It Up Fancy via YouTube


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How to Make a Cute DIY Ladybug Planter

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