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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I have been blogging for about 7 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 30+ years!


  1. Stunning little makeover of a planter box :-)

  2. That came out fabulous.. I never would have come up with that idea.. and the two tone paints makes it so high end. I'm going to feature you on my Facebook page! Thanks for linking up! <3


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