DIY color block planters

Need any excuse to get your hands in this pic 🙂 🙂 pretty colors and cotton swabs.. aren’t they tempting

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I used them to create these color block planters..

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Well in this pic they are still in the process…

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For this simple DIY you need:

  • Planters of your choice
  • duct tape
  • acrylic paints of your choice: it largely depends on what pots you are using. Clay would need something else. But i used plastic. So acrylic paints worked fine for me.

Instructions:

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  1. Tape the planters in pattern of your choice or just random. Like I did!

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And Paint!!!!

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Now i have always had difficulty with acrylic paints almost on every material. So in this case too when I used paint brush, it gave me really dreary lines all over with a total yuck effect! So i dropped brush and used cotton swabs instead. As you can see in this picture the different strokes I got while using the two.

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Anyone else having this difficulty?!?!

Let me know your solutions or maybe the riight way of using acrylic paints 😀

So cotton swabs are a winner for me!!!

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And this is the end result!!!! I looooooove the pop of color and the life they are bringing to these plants! And my window sill!!

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I let them dry for a few days!! before peeling the tape off! Well it was more out of procrastination than any other reason. But when I did peel, they were completely dry and whenI peeled them I had to line the tape with a scale where the paint and tape were meeting. Just to separate them, otherwise it was the paint off!!

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That is all the work I put into this project!!!

Have a fantastic day everyone!!!!

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Purple cabbage coleslaw

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Today’s recipe is a simple but ooooo soo pretty and sooooo goooood coleslaw.

For a last minute lunch preparation I was running short of ideas. Rushing down the grocery isles I caught a glimpse of a purple beauty! I bought it on impulse. Came home caught sight of pineapples and cucumbers. hmmm that could work!!!

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In it all went the chopper. Alongwith some walnuts and raisins. I held on to some of them to top on the salad later.

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A couple of whizzes a dash of salt, some sugar, some black pepper and mayonnaise. And voila!!

the sweet and tangy crunchy coleslaw was the perfect ooomph for the hastily put together lunch!!!

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Purple cabbage coleslaw

Ingredients

Purple cabbage                             abt 1 cup

cucumbers                                             1

pineapple slices canned                    3-4

raisins                                                    6-7

walnuts                                                  6-7

Dressing

Mayonnaise                                            1/4 cup

salt                                                             1/4 tsp

black pepper                                            1/4 tsp

sugar                                                            1 tsp

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Method

  1. In a chopper add the cabbage cucumbers and pineapple slices. Some walnuts and raisins as well. Reserve a few for topping.
  2. Whiz till its chopped down to the desired level.
  3. Take it in a bowl, and directly add the mayonnaise salt pepper and sugar to the salad.
  4. Toss and adjust according to taste
  5. Enjoy!

I prefer it chilled. Its fantastic after a couple of hours in the fridge. The flavors marry each other beautifully. And its very refreshing.  But its really sweet and crunchy as it is as well!!