Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Home Is Where Your Flowers Are

Once upon a time, I bought this thingamajig.
For quite some time I stored firewood in it, but I do believe it’s a planter. Now that the fire pit is getting used and the firewood is gone, it’s time to turn this little goodie into a planter once again.  Claudia over at Cap Creations had a terrific idea for an address planter box, so that’s what I thought I’d do.
address planter 002 I didn’t want to paint it, as I love the rustic, aged look. Again, with no cricut at hand, I resort to the use of stencils.
address planter 004b
I chose red to match the front door.address planter 009a
Drill holes for drainage.
address planter 010
Line the container with heavy plastic and staple in place.  Make sure to punch holes through the plastic where the drainage holes are.
address planter 011
Fill with soil, plants and a couple of garden hand tools.
address planter 013a
address planter 027a
address planter 015b
  I took a sanding block to the red letters to give then a worn look in keeping with the planter itself.  (For obvious reasons I have removed part of the street name in the pictures.)
address planter 020b

address planter 026a
address planter 029a
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  1. so cute, love that! i am going to look at stencils for a project this weekend...wish i had a cricut, too!

  2. I thought, now what the heck does that say! I studied it and studied it, then I did what I should of in the first place I read it....removed some letters.... OH!

    It sure is cute!


  3. This is such a cute project! And yes...home is where your flowers are...agreed!

  4. That's lovely!!! Nice job (as usual!).

  5. This turned out so cute. Very clever and I love it!

  6. Very cute! I love yours - it turned out wonderfully!!

  7. Love it! It looks great. That's a great idea to help the pizza guy find me easier :)

  8. That is very cute. Love the distressing of the numbers!

  9. Great job! Could you whip me up one and send it down this way? Thanks.



  10. I love it Lisa ~ I really like the tools sticking out of it ~ that is brilliant! You are too smart. Have a wonderful week-end!

  11. Dropping by for New Friend Friday from The Girl Creative...

    I LOVE what you've done here. I tend to get bits and pieces that I feel need to be reused and repurposed... It's wonderful getting new ideas of what to do with them once I do come across them.

    Thank you for sharing your bits of inspiration here! Will be among your new followers. :-)


  12. Visiting you from Tidy Mom - that's a beautiful addition to the front of your house and you can change up the plants seasonally, which I like!

  13. So charming! What a great addition to the front of your home. Thanks for sharing at the PoPP.

  14. Love it! Makes me want to make one too!

    Blessings, Grace

  15. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

  16. I have a planter box in the garage just waiting to be used. Thanks for the great idea!

  17. I love it! We're so glad you joined us for another great Anything Related party!

  18. This is so awesome. I love it.


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