This garden DIY creation by Grace Bonney takes swan ornaments and transforms them into planters or an outdoor centerpiece. Using plastic swans that can usually be found at discount stores, thrift shops, or even hardware stores, Grace repaints the birds in black and white and their beaks with metallic gold nail polish.
The project is simple to follow -- first you coat the swans in a primer paint and let it dry, then add a coat of your chosen color and do the same. By taking nail polish or another contrasting paint color, add details for the beak and eyes. Grace recommends lining the inside of the swans with a foil to make transferring your plants easier. The swans can be found in a variety of sizes, making them great customized planters for many plants.