Pretty Planter

Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for my latest crafty adventure. I was reading the blog Sew Caroline and she was saying how one of her most popular blog posts was all about a quick DIY flower planter. See here if you want to check out her post.

This is my finished version…
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A couple weeks ago, on garbage day, I passed these two already sanded chairs that I thought would make the cutest holders for this idea…

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John helped me get primer and paint at Dulux. Admittedly, it was an impulse stop and we could have definitely found cheaper paint but I wanted to do it right then and there, you know how it is when inspiration strikes right! Anyways, we got white spray outdoor primer and a small tin of paint in “Thai Teal”. They didn’t have a nice range of spray paint so we decided to use brushes. (Actually, I have since seen a ton of colours of spray paint at Walmart of all places and I bet if we’d looked around we could have found a similar colour in spray. Oh well, it wasn’t that much more work.) I sprayed them with the white primer and let them dry for a bit…

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and then John helped me to paint…

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It took me awhile to find baskets I liked; they needed to be 16″ and not too expensive. I think they came out darling. One for me and one for mom. Mine has the purple flowers and mom’s is sitting out the front with her pansy planters…

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