Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mossy Rock Planter

I have a large tree stump outside in the yard that I use to display potted plants on.  Last week, it was raining and the wind blew hard enough to knock my planter over and cause it to break.  Boo-hoo!  I went searching for a replacement, but didn't find anything within my budget that I liked.  But that didn't stop me!  I created my own using inexpensive supplies for a cheap garden accent.

Supplies used:
metal can
rocks(purchased at Dollar Tree)
moss covered rocks(purchased at Dollar Tree) 
glue gun

Squeeze a large amount of glue onto rocks then place rocks onto metal can.  Fill in gaps with moss cut into small pieces.  Sheet moss would work best, but the Dollar tree near me was all out.

You're done!  Fill with soil and add plants.

I think it turned out OK, no?

I placed my finished planter outside with hope that it will survive our next rainstorm. 



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24 comments:

  1. Simply lovely!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Connie :)

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  2. Now that is different and nice. I love it

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  3. You go Brandi! that looks amazing! You are so creative. I may have to copy lol. Love it!

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  4. Turned out really well, I like the natural look

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  5. I love the look! What a great idea;). Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Who would think inside that beautiful stone planter is a soup can??? This is going to be my next project. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  7. I love this!! I have never seen moss colored rocks...the planter is such a pretty outside touch..thank you for this!

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  8. neat! now I know what to do with the extra tin cans I have!

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  9. Hello, Brandi, Thank you for visiting my site. I just looked through your recent posts. I love the rock planter, especially that is was thrifty.:):) I did love my visit to NYC, and want to go again. Smiles to you, Susie

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  10. AWESOME post:)

    If you like pillows..check out my new post:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

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  11. I think it looks great and you don't have to worry about it breaking now.

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  12. Brandi that's freaking amazing! How did you think of something like this? Wow!

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  13. Great recycle Brandi........I love all things covered in moss.

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  14. Good idea to recycle!
    Simple, creative and practical!

    Hugs

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  15. So cool!!! I have a tree stump outside too.boo to the wind for knocking over you pot.

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  16. Those are beautiful rocks, and I love how you reused a tin can for this really neat garden container project

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  17. I'm a big fan of dollar store projects. It's amazing what you can find in there and repurpose!
    I'm your newest follower.
    :)

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  18. Those covered moss rocks are lovely! I haven't seen them at my dollar store. I like the contrast on the rocks and greenery, neat project!

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  19. Oh how cute! I especially like the moss mixed in!
    Great job!

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  20. Love these! My mother in law is re-doing her house and I need to show these to her!!

    I would love it if you linked this up at my link party! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/well-crafted-wednesdays-18-link-party.html

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  21. You are a clever one, Brandi!! Using natural elements, you made this planter as pretty as the plant inside. I love using the moss and stone!!!
    Thanks for sharing this great DYI with us at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  22. What fun!! It looks a bit "gnome-ish". Love it!

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  23. Another amazing idea!!! Your so clever.


    Dee

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  24. Great tutorial and love the result. It would be a good thing for presents for family. coming from Sew Many Ways link up. Karen

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