Galvanized Planter with DIY Rust

Do you use rust in your home decor?  I've always been drawn to it's texture and it's history.

History is written by time.

If you don't have the time to wait on rust, I can show you how to achieve it in just a few hours.



This planter was shiny and new when I bought it, but that didn't work well with my style.  I was able to transform it with a few household ingredients.  

1/4 Cup White Vinegar

2 Cups Peroxide

2 Tbs Salt

I poured the vinegar into a plastic container that was large enough for the planter to sit in.  I laid it on its side for an hour (or two), then turned it over so the other side could come into contact with the vinegar for another hour (or two).  You will see a reaction beginning to take place.

Throw the vinegar away and add the peroxide and salt to same container.  Just as before, put the planter on its side and then turn.  After just a few hours, you will have rust on your galvanized planter

To be honest, I didn't use the exact measurement as stated above.  I used a whole bottle of vinegar and a whole bottle of peroxide and threw some salt in. I needed more than 1/4 cup of vinegar in order to submerge at least one side of the planter at a time.    This recipe would be great if you were rusting small items such as keys.

I then used blocks of Styrofoam to fill in the planter.


Then added moss.



And finally, faux greenery.  


IMG_6456 (1).jpg

Instead of years, I was able to transform a shiny planter in just hours.  

DIY Rust pic.png