Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Faux Urns and Pumkin Topiaries~

I've been wanting urns for quite some time... unfortunately, at $75.00 an urn I just can't spend that kind of money right now. While I was at the garden center in Walmart the other day, I began to think...hmmm....how could I make one? I started playing with plastic pots, stacking them and turning them upside down, the people walking by me must have been wondering... what in the world is that woman doing??? LOL..I gathered some cheap plastic pots, 2 large, 2 small ones and 2 large terracotta saucers. For only a few bucks, I thought it would be worth a try and I could have some fun decorating them for the seasons... at least until I can afford to buy some real ones someday!

Here is what the pots look like...I think the larger one was $7.00, the smaller one was $3.00 and the terracotta saucers were $4.00... costing me around $14.00 per urn.

I already had plastic spray paint and Goop glue...

First, I painted the saucers black...placed upside down, it will be the base of the urns.

Then I cleaned and wiped the bottom of the small pot and spread a ton of goop glue on it.

I placed the larger pot on top...

I put a brick inside the pot to help it adhere to the glue.

Then,using plastic spray paint I began to paint them black.

And....here is my end result. My Fall urns....I love them!!
I bought the faux pumpkins and crows at Michaels...they were already marked half off!

I filled the inside of the urns with crumbled up newspaper and topped it off with spanish moss I bought at a garage sale for 15 cents a bag. I love the look of the moss draping over the sides...makes it look spooky!

Super easy project! And I'll have fun decorating these for sure! :)

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  1. Very clever idea and look how gorgeous! I, too, love urns and am always on the lookout for plastic ones that I can faux paint to look like rusty iron. Now you've got me looking at planters in a whole new light. Thanks!

  2. I'm all about decorating on a budget and this is amazing! I'll be doing this on my porch! Thank you for sharing:)
    Faith on fire

  3. How fun! I love this. Thanks for joining my party and sharing it with us! :)

  4. This is fantastic! I have too wanted black urns but they are always too pricey! Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!
    I'll be checking out the garden center at Walmart tomorrow!!
    Whitney R.

  5. Way to go, what a clever girl! They look fantastic! (Over from Shabby Nest!)

  6. This is a great idea. I love big urns but they are pricey.

  7. Oh man I am so glad I found this - I have wanted to make pumpkin topiaries forever.. but I was so discouraged by the price of the urns.. I am so trying this!!!

  8. Oh wow, I'm loving your big and beautiful urns!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  9. This is a super clever idea!! And you decorated them so nicely for the hallows..

  10. What a great idea! Congratulations for being selected as a CSI winner!

  11. Oh my word!! I love this idea!! Thanks so much!!

  12. I was thinking of doing this exact same thing and was looking to see if someone had done it. It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Finally found a less cost effective urn!! Been looking at a few ideas all day..