Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Devjani's Corner: DIY: Colourful Kettles


Some time back saw these cheerful kettles hanging in the stairs on way to a restaurant... The plants just added that extra cheer. They were for sale and at an exorbitant price!!

Yet, these are so doable at home..

You will need
  1. Aluminum kettles ... They are available in various sizes
  2. A small piece of sand paper
  3. Acrylic colors
  4. A plant of your choice and some light soil... Not to make the pot heavy if you want to hang it.


  1. Lightly rub the kettle with the sand paper... The rough surface always acts a good base for colour.
  2. Drill a hole at the bottom of the kettle... Or else use another small pot of plant to put inside .
  3. Spray /paint the kettle lightly... Use a double coat... Do not forget to paint the underside too.
  4. Put in your favorite plant and enjoy.

PS:the kettle covers are lying idle... Any suggestions?

Devjani is a wife, mother, teacher, social worker, a gardening and cooking enthusiast, a globe trotter, a bundle of boundless energy and an extremely creative person. She loves to share easy recipes, ideas to keep kids creatively occupied, and a host of other tips and tricks around the home and beyond.