Lisa Leonard Designs

diy: personalized planters

July 5th | decorating, DIY, inspiration

I’m suuuper excited to share this DIY with you! It’s so fun and totally do-able! With a few tools and a little time, you can create a word or spell out a name. Around here we love making things personal and heartfelt!


-large wooden letters (found at your local craft store)

-metal roofing mesh (very inexpensive… found at your local home improvement store)


-heavy duty stapler and staples

-moss or flowers of your choice

Using the snips, cut the mesh in 3-4 inch strips, depending on how deep you want your planters. Staple the mesh around the letters. Because the mesh holds its shape, only a handful of staples are necessary to keep it in place. It is a bit tricky to secure the mesh in the smaller crevasses, but a few anchor staples will do the trick. I highly recommend using safety gloves as the cut mesh is very sharp.

Fill your planters with moss, ground cover, succulents or flowers. You could also fill it with soil and plant seeds!

I love the look of the alternating light green and dark green moss. So fun!

I can’t wait for the moss to keep growing and fill in the planters!

Home is where the heart is–don’t you think? How fun is this?! What would you spell out?

20 Responses

  1. Maybe I would choose GROW !!! Cute, Lisa : )

  2. reeve says:

    I’m notoriously known for killing plants:( what kind of care do these need? Cause I so love them and would love to make them. thoughts?

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      As long as they are in temps of over 20 deg F, they should be easily maintained with a little water & sunlight! Just make sure the moss is always moist whenever the sun is out :)

  3. I love these! I wonder how hens and chicks would look in this…so cute!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I love just what you wrote, super cute!

  5. Pam says:

    wonderful project! They look amazing and it has my brain ticking away with ideas.

  6. Ohh, I love this! I pinned this and am totally doing it next summer.

  7. Debbie says:

    I like the GROW idea or perhaps a last name for the front of the house.

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  9. Shelby says:

    Love this idea…I will try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Found this via The Nester, and I LOVE this idea! Pinning for later inspiration. Thanks for sharing this ingenious idea!

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