We are so excited to have Sharon from Cupcakes & Cutlery share this beautiful DIY planter inspired by one of our Flower Pop trend designs.
When I saw the Simple Shout Out Postcard on the Tiny Prints site, I felt all warm and fuzzy. I love everything about it. From the pop of the magenta, to the bold, graphic typeface and even the flower, this design made my heart sing. It made me immediately start brainstorming how I could get a similar vibe in a DIY project. As I am desperately trying to get some freshness in my house, by way of flowers and greenery, I thought a vase or planter would be a great item to infuse my style on.
- A base for the planter (and white spray paint if it isn’t already white)
- Large bright flowers (I used fabric but you could also you a paper flower)
- Mod Podge (I used the outdoor formula because of watering the plant or flowers and I think it would handle the wear better, even though I will probably keep this inside)
- Bold lettering (these are stickers but you could also print text out and cut out the letters)
- Brush or sponge for the Mod Podge
I had this rustic little wooden box in my garage and thought it would be the great base for the postcard inspired planter. But it was a little too rustic for both my taste and the style of the postcard. With just a few coats of spray paint, it was ready to be decorated. I cut out the flower I wanted to use and prepared my workspace to decoupage.
I used a sponge applicator and brushed on a thin layer of the Mod Podge to the side of the box where I wanted my flower. I carefully placed the flower on to the box and smoothed out any wrinkles. I let it sit for a minute to make sure that the fabric was really sticking to the original layer of glue.
I grabbed these letter stickers from the craft store because they looked pretty similar to the style of the Tiny Prints inspiration item. A script or other decorative font would be great too. I love that this can be customized to showcase your own personal style really easily.
I treated the stickers just as I did the fabric flower. I brushed a small amount of the Mod Podge in the area that I wanted the word and then carefully placed the letters on. I set them where I wanted them and left them for about half an hour to really take hold. I noticed that the letters moved around much more than the fabric did so I gave them a little more time to set up before applying the next coat.
Once I felt they were secure, I added one thin coat over the letters as well as the whole flower (so you didn’t see any odd brush strokes or see more of the glue in one area on the box than in others). I let that coat dry for 15 minutes and added another coat to the whole area after that.
The wood box that I had was made for centerpieces so it had a plastic liner in it. But since I was going to put it on my new table I felt like I shouldn’t trust the liner. I grabbed a small glass from the cupboard and filled it with water then set it inside the box. I love this trick because it can pretty much make any decorative item in to a vase or planter.
I love the pop of color from the pink flower that mimics the inspiration piece. I think I am going to go back and add some smaller flowers to the other sides of the box for even more color. The best part is I still have time to make these for my kid’s end of the year teacher gift! I better get started!
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