How to Make a Mini Crafts Stick Planter

Make a mini planter basket using crafts sticks and pot up some tiny plants. Here's how to make your own!

Cut and glue crafts sticks to make a mini basket, paint it with a splashy color, and pot up a few tiny plants for the cutest little planter basket we've ever seen. It's a fun conversation starter or a bright addition to any miniature or fairy garden. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to make your own.

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What You Need

  • Masking tape
  • 2 1/2-inch wooden crafts sticks
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and sticks
  • Hand drill
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Small twig

Step 1: Create Front and Back

Stagger height of five sticks and abut to create a design. Place a piece of masking tape across the front center of all the sticks to hold them in place, and wrap the tape to the back sides, then measure 1 3/4 inches from top of tallest (outside edge) sticks. Using a ruler, draw a straight line across all five of the stick; cut off bottom with scissors. Run a bead of hot glue across the back of the sticks, using a piece of scrap crafts stick to spread the glue; remove tape when dry. Repeat to create the second side of the basket.

Step 2: Create Bottom of Basket

Trim off both rounded ends of two crafts sticks so they measure 1 7/8 inches long. Hot glue the two sticksside by side to create the base. Once the glue cools, run a line of glue lengthwise along the outside edges of the base. Set the bottom of the front and back sides in the glue. Hold in place until the glue cools.

Step 3: Create the Sides

Place three crafts sticks on your work table with sides touching and tape them together using masking tape. Measure and mark to create two 3/4-inch long sections; cut to create six pieces of equal size.

Cut one rounded end off two additional crafts sticks. Use a hand drill to make a hole 1/4 inch from the rounded top of each.

Glue three 3/4-inch side pieces to each of the long sticks to create the side assembly, starting at the bottom and spacing about 1/4 inch apart. Let dry. Glue sides in place.

Step 4: Add Finishing Touches

Paint the entire basket your desired color. After the paint has dried, add soil and your favorite little plants. Insert a small twig through holes on each side of basket to finish the handle.

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