October 29, 2015

From Placemat to Mini Planter Box

I just love these bamboo placemats!  I found mine at the Dollar Tree. They just are so handy!!

Bamboo Placemat

I’ve made a picture frame mat from them, you can see that HERE. But I want to show you how I fixed an old mini planter and made it new and modern!! I’m so in love with this little guy!

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So this is what I’m working with….

Fix this mini planter

This little planter was actually part of a wooden box that had 4 faux succulents in it.  I tore it apart awhile ago, thinking I could do something with it.  Today is the day! I took apart the bamboo place mat and separated the larger flat sticks.  Then I cut them to length and glued them to the sides.  I started with my glue gun, but that didn’t work too well.
I switched to Tacky Glue,  probably any sort of glue would work.

Of course, I “thought” I took more pictures, but that must have been “some other post”, because I couldn’t find any of the “in process stage”… Ugh!

I think you get the jest of it…

Plain Mini Planter Box

It looks cute just like that!! But, Oh!, do I have some plans for this guy!!
Btw… This is going on the shelves in the Ladies Bathroom Project. Smile

Okay, next this little sweet thing needed some paint! I just painted on some white acrylic paint I had on hand. Ahhhh!!! Isn’t this adorable??? I’m still not done…

Mini Shiplap Painted White Planter Box

I added some awesome Liquid gold! Plaid:Craft Liquid Leaf Paint
This stuff is AMAZING!!! It does not disappoint! So, all I did was brush on the magic.  It dries so fast and looks fantastic!

Liquid Gold

So, that is how you make a….

Mini Planter Box from a Placemat

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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!