DIY Mario Inspired Planter

Mario Inspired Planter

For those of you who lives for 80s nostalgia and likes anything Nintendo-related here is a nice planter for your interior. A living piranha chomper plant from famous Mario Bros. games could easily become and eye-catching feature to impress your guests.

Materials you’ll need

  • 1 six-inch flower pot, black or painted black
  • 1 five-inch length of PVC pipe (or 2 segments)
  • 1 piece PVC pipe joint connector
  • Green spray paint for plastics
  • Epoxy
  • 1 large venus flytrap paint
  • Potting soil
  • 1 cup pea gravel


  • Paint your PVC. If you are using separate pieces of pipe, epoxy everything together before painting.
  • Spray paint your pipe. Apply several coats for better color.
  • Layer the pea gravel in the bottom of the pot to aid in drainage.
  • Add potting soil to the lip of the flowerpot.
  • Nestle the pipe down into the soil until it’s sitting firmly in place. Pack soil around the pipe.
  • Fill the pipe with soil, leaving room at the top for the soil and moss that comes with the flytrap.
  • Plant the flytrap, making sure to get all that good peat moss in there.

You’re done! Enjoy!

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Source: silverandchalk