Super Simple to Make Squared Tiled Moroccan Planters
I love it when you have a great idea that actually works! That’s exactly what happened with these gorgeous tile cubed Moroccan planters.
A few weeks ago I popped into my local tile store. Whilst I was there I spotted some lovely Moroccan style tiles. The samples were only 30p (40cents), I could resist buying a handful of them. I thought perhaps I’d tile a table or something in the garden.
They lay around on my craft table for a few weeks being used as coasters. When I suddenly got the idea of making them into cubed planters. Initially, I thought I’d have to tile them to an existing wooden box. However, I couldn’t be bothered to do that and thought perhaps I could just stick them together on their own.
Good old superglue! It stuck the tiles together like magic. All I needed to do was make a simple planter insert from an old soda bottle. Like I did with the indoor herb garden I made.
I was so chuffed with how these gorgeous planters turned out. I made a dash back to the tile store to pick up some more tiles so I could make more! Whilst I was there I also checked out the other tile samples for more planter ideas.
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What you need to make cubed tiled Moroccan Planters
- Moroccan style tiles – I got mine from Tops Tiles in the UK, but I’m sure you will find something similar in your local tile shop. You will need 4 for each Moroccan tile planter.
- 2-liter plastic soda bottle – I used an old Pepsi bottle.
How to make cubed Moroccan planters
When I say this craft took under 10 minutes it was probably more like 5. Well, the second one only took that long once I’d worked out what to do.
- Firstly, gather the 4 tiles you would like to use for the cubed planter. Lay one face down and apply a strip of superglue to the rough edge.
- Quickly, get hold of another tile and place it standing up on this edge (at 90 deg angle). Hold it in place straight as the glue dries. This should take about 30 seconds.
- Repeat again with another tile on the opposite edge.
- Finally, glue the fourth tile across the top of the 2 perpendicular tiles to form a cube.
- Now you may think that the cube will make a lousy planter as there is no base to keep the soil in. That is where the soda bottle comes into its own. Cut the base off the soda bottle so that it is just a few millimeters shorter than the height of the tiled planter.
- Next, gently squeeze the plastic bottle base into the tiled cube. You will find that the bottle fits in snuggly and will stay in place when the planter is lifted.
All that is left to do is to plant your plants. I think that as these tiled square planters have a Boho Moroccan feel about them they are perfect for succulents and cacti. Who doesn’t love a succulent?
As I said at the beginning I loved how this planter turned out. So I went back to the tile shop to get more samples to make more Moroccan Planters in different colours.
These square Moroccan tiled cubes don’t have to be turned into planters, they would also make great storage pots. Perhaps in a craft room with pens or in the bathroom with makeup brushes etc.
I do have a thing about the patterns on Morrocaan tiles and have used a Moroccan tile stencil to make a colourful Boho painted wood pallet garden in the past.
Whilst in the tile shop I noticed loads of other wonderful tiles that took my eye so I’m on the lookout to make some more crafts for my home out of old tiles.
This project is also a great way to use up any spare tiles you have left over from your home improvement projects. Perhaps you’ve tiled a DIY splashback in your kitchen. You could use the spare tiles to make a matching cubed tile utensil holder.
Mexican Tile Planters
Since posting this, I found some fabulous Mexican tiles really cheaply and couldn’t resist making Mexican tile planters to go with these Morrocan ones.
I loved the colours of these Mexican tiles. There were even some small ones to make cute tiny planters with.
If you like this you might want to check out my mosiac wall planter..
For more planter ideas check out favecrafts.com