Sunday, April 11, 2010

My New Red Planter

I have been looking for an affordable red planter to go on my kitchen table. Either I couldn't find one in the right color or size. Or I couldn't afford the ones that I liked. So I decided to make my own.
I had a few plastic planters hanging around the house. I found these red napkins that were the perfect shade of red at the dollar store. This whole project cost me $1.00 for the napkins. I had everything else on hand.



Here is how I made it.


First I washed my dirty planter.


Here are my supplies.



Start by carefully applying Mod Podge over planter.
Then apply single layers of the napkins until planter is covered.


Next trim inside overlapping napkins about an inch or two from the top.


Apply Mod Podge to inside layers.
 Repeat the process until you have the look you want.


Finished product. The planter has color and texture.


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27 comments:

  1. Great makeover to get what you wanted! Very creative.

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  2. What a smart, easy makeover! Very pretty!

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  3. This is so cute! What a great idea ;)Thanks for stopping by Not Just Paper and Glue

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  4. Great job on the planter...and so simple too!

    I am here from the UBP. Hope you are enjoying yourself at the party! So nice to meet you.

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  5. That looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.
    I'm visiting you from the UBP!
    Have a great day.
    Nancy

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  6. Oh I adore your red planter and mod podge!

    I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support.

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  7. Modgepodge is the Winner! Be blessed. Cindy

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  8. What a great idea! I never would have thought to do this! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
    ~Rebekah

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  9. Fun AND thrifty AND bright! Great transformation!

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  10. This looks great. Mod-Podge makes everything better!

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

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  11. I love the idea of using the paper instead of just painting it--it gives it so much texture and interest! Thanks for coming to the party and inspiring me.

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  12. so cute and cheerful! I hopped over from "It's So Very Cheri" and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

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  13. Very cool! I need to do something like that on my covered front porch. I definitely need some color on it.

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  14. It turned out really well and looks like an expensive piece~thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow! Great job. I am definitely trying this!

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  16. so cute and creative!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  17. I would not have thought of using napkins. It looks really pretty.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  18. That's cool.... It looks very sophisticated not home made at all

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  19. That turned out pretty. And it looks so easy. Can't wait to try it!

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  20. Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi. Just stopping by again to let you know that I'm featuring your post for Friday Favorites this week. Come by and get a featured button for your blog if you like!

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  22. Veronica,
    Nice pot makeover! Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous party!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

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  23. Wow, that turned out really great. I really like it a lot!
    Thanks for Hookin' Up with me at my party!

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  24. This really turned out awesome!!! I have to tell you that I clicked on the first three things that caught my attention on the Sunday Showcase and all three brought me to your blog!! First the zen grass, then the candle and when I went back I saw the red planter and that brought me here too! :-) You've had a busy and ver productive week!

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  25. It turned out great! Stopping by from Sunday Showcase. Awesome job =)

    ~Ela

    http://www.lifeinmypjs.com

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  26. This is so creative I would have never thought the red was napkins. Looks great! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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