See how one DIYer achieved a designer-look plant pot for a fraction of the price

You'd never guess it cost under £35

One savvy DIYer managed to save £124 on a designer look-a-like plant pot thanks to a genius Instagram plant pot hack.

Related: Brilliant budget garden ideas – boost your outdoor space without breaking the bank!

When Hannah Goodwin saw a plant pot hack on Instagram, she knew she wanted to give it a go herself. Channelling the look of the classic Hourglass planter by Ferm Living, which costs £159 for a medium-size, Hannah gathered some materials and followed instructions that she'd seen online.


Doing it herself, Hannah has got the look for much less and the end result is pretty impressive. Sat on an elevated stand, the roomy plant pot features the same hourglass shape and sculpture-like appearance, all for a lesser cost.

Designer-look plant pot hack

wooden flooring with plant pot and black cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hannah Goodwin)

To start with, Hannah bought two terracotta plant pots from Homebase for £9.95 each – you want ones with a good 'moon-shaped' silhouette to them. Using one as the bottom pot, Hannah covered the drainage hole inside with Frogtape.


Buy now: FrogTape Multi Surface Masking Tape, £5.25, Homebase

Sticking the pots together

wooden flooring and plant pots with blur background

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hannah Goodwin)

'I turned the bottom pot over, and put a generous amount of adhesive on the "top", then placed the other pot on top of that,' Hannah says.


Buy now: Evo-Stik Gripfill Multi-purpose adhesive, £3, Homebase


After leaving the pots for an hour to adhere, Hannah filled in the drainage hole of the top pot with bathroom silicone to make sure it was waterproof for when she watered her plants.

Painting the pots

wooden flooring with blur background and paint tin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hannah Goodwin)

The next job was to paint the two pots and Hannah chose to go with a matt jet black colour. 'I used my favourite paint from a previous project – Blackjack from Frenchchic,' she says.

Buy now: Blackjack Chalk & Mineral Furniture Paint, £9.95 for 250ml, Frenchchic

The final result

potted plant with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Hannah Goodwin)

'Voila!' says Hannah. 'My beautiful hourglass plant pot cost me under £35! It was really easy to do..'

It might be a simple make, but it's effective and ideal if you want to give your plants a bit of height in a pot that looks like it cost at least double what you paid for materials. You could make a smaller version to sit alongside it, then place them inside, on a balcony or in the garden.

Wherever you choose, this plant pot is guaranteed to add a touch of style. You can see more of Hannah's decorating and DIY over at Instagram here.

Is this plant pot make something you'd have a go at yourself?

Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson is a professional stylist, writer and content creator, who lives and breathes interiors. Having worked for some of the UK’s leading interior magazines, styled homes up and down the country and produced sets for TV shows, adverts and top brands, it’s safe to say Laurie has had a pretty exciting career. Find her on Instagram at @lifeofaninteriorstylist or over at