I have been oohing and aahing, (actually Coveting) the faux giant clam shell planter I’ve seen on the web (at Ballard Designs). Have you seen how much they are?
Here’s my version and I think I knocked it off pretty well! Can you guess what I made it out of?
Like I mentioned, Ballard Designs carries these amazing faux giant shell planters for $152. Yes, $152 (at the time I’m writing this, in January 2021!)
Ugggh…I just cannot spend that!
Doesn’t it look pretty with the succulents? $ 152 !!! OUCH!
My favorite is Jennifer’s over at Dimples and Tangles. I love how elegant her orchid looks in the clamshell and have been on the lookout for my own ever since. She got hers from Ballard’s Backroom for a smokin’ hot deal!
Well, I’m never that lucky so I had to rack my brain a bit and improvise!
Again, $152? …OUCH!
How to Make Your Own Clam Shell Planter
I started out with this plastic clam shell that I found for 99 cents at Goodwill. I have seen them used as a soap display in bathrooms. We used ours as a chip bowl at our Luau – yes we are classy entertainers!
Pretty in orange, isn’t it? If you are not in the mood for Goodwill, you can order your very own online at Amazon here or get it at your local store.
I contemplated different ways to make it look more like a shell and decided to use Rustoleum Stone Texture Spray Paint. I have used it before on my Outdoor Planters and Outdoor Garden Urn and love the texture!
I ended up using the darker speckled color as the white stone didn’t show up very well.
I am super pleased with the results and excited that it dried in less than a few hours.
I purchased the orchid from our local nursery and planted it in the large clam shell.
I am in LOVE! and for less than $10 I think it looks stunning on my kitchen table!
If you don’t have a green thumb then maybe try one of these these faux orchids and it will look just as stunning!
I would LOVE it if you would PIN this image below! Pretty Please!
More knockoffs you can copy 😉
Here are some more awesome knockoffs, right here at curb alert!
- VanDykes Restorers KnockOff Return Air Vent Cover
- Pottery Barn Inspired Chalkboard Globe
- DIY: KnockOff TOMS Glitter Shoes
- Pottery Barn KnockOff Faux Coral
- Pottery Barn KnockOff Pillows
So what do you think about my Giant Faux Clam Shell Planter?
I’d love for you to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!