I have always wanted a Spring Decoration, that I could also use in the Summer. I thought this little planter would be so fun!!!! It lets you switch out the flowers, you can use flowers for any Month or Holiday. It was so simple to make, I hope you’ll give it a try.
3 pieces of Barn wood cut 3 1/2″ x 10″
2 Paint Stir Sticks cut 10 1/2 inches long
Starter Pot from DOLLAR TREE (3 1/2 inch tall)
Lambs Ear Greenery ( I got mine from Wal Mart)
Piece of Rope (13 inches long)
Piece of Cardboard
Cream Paint (Mine is Folk Art chalk paint in the color Sheepskin)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Ribbon (you can use any kind or color)
Scissors, Paint Brush & Pen (not pictured)
The very first thing I did was line the 3 pieces of barn wood up. I left about a 1/4 inch gap between each piece of wood. Then I took the 2 paint stir sticks and hot glued them down. This is what holds the pieces of wood together. Make sure to apply a generous amount of hot glue to keep the stir sticks in place.
When you flip it to the front, It will look like this.
I then glued the rope to the back of the barn wood base with hot glue. I cut my piece of rope 13 inches long.
Next I took the Starter Pot that I purchased from DOLLAR TREE and cut in half. Right down the middle.
After it was cut in half, I laid the pot onto a piece of cardboard and traced it. I took my scissors and cut the it out.
Now take one of the starter pot halves and paint it Cream. (I used Folk Art chalk paint in the color Sheepskin.) I painted 2 coats to make sure it was covered good. Make sure to let the paint dry in-between coats.
Once the paint was dry I took the cardboard backing, that I cut out, and with a generous amount of hot glue, glued the two pieces together.
I added the finishing touches to the pot, by gluing down this darling ribbon to the front. I added a cute bow after I took this picture.
Next I glued the pot to the barn wood base. Make sure to use a generous amount of hot glue to keep it in place.
Now the only thing left was to add the Lambs Ear. I used 4 stems. I purchased my Lambs Ear at WalMart.