We Made This Planter Using Two IKEA Bowls

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Houseplants are definitely having a moment — we just can't seem to get enough of our leafy friends. From our living room to our dining room to our home office, we're filling our homes with more and more greenery, which means one thing: We need more planters! Today we're showing you how to make a raised planter from a couple of IKEA bowls that would make a great table centerpiece.

For this tutorial, we used succulents to create an easy-to-care for display, but during the holiday season, this planter would look equally cute filled with some festive greenery like holly or poinsettia.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Things You'll Need

Step 1

Wash and wipe down the bases of both bowls to remove any dust and dirt.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 2

Apply a generous amount of glue to the base of the Rundlig bowl.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 3

Place the brass Utvandig bowl onto the glue.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

You can place something heavy into the bowl to weigh it down while the glue dries.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 4

Once dry, flip the planter over. It's now ready to fill.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Add your plants, making sure you're using the right type of soil. We used a cactus and succulent potting mix. (Also, if you're curious, here's a tutorial on how to repot succulents in a bowl.)

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

For a decorative finish, cover the soil with stones or river pebbles.

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

If you're looking for a more festive display, we love anything with berries, but aromatic plants (like rosemary) are another cute option for the holiday season!

Raised Planter IKEA Hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and design ever since!