Antique Planters with Bamboo

From my Archives: Originally Posted 8/22/09
Matt and I found these at a local antique store in Eads, TN. They were really different looking and made of real wood. They just needed to be cleaned up a bit. I had big plans for them.

This is what you need...

Planters...any size or shape
Foam Block, cut to size
Bamboo Stems (green & natural color) and Prairie Grass

Here is what I did....

First, I cleaned them up with Pledge.

Next, I placed a foam block in the bottom of both planters.

Then, I stuck each and every bamboo stem in through the openings of the planter.

After I finished that part, I still felt like it was bare, so I found some prairie grass 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby, and stuffed that in with the bamboo stems. I cut the prairie grass and all different lengths and placed them accordingly. There, that's BETTER!

I placed them on our stone fireplace. I love they way it looks.

TOTAL: $30.00 for both

I wanted something different for our fireplace, and this seemed to be the perfect idea. What do you think??

Thank you for all your wonderful comments!!!

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winter said...

that's really cue ashlee. i don't have a fireplace but they would look good anywhere. winter

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ashlee... how clever! I never would have thought to do that, and it really does anchor the pieces well. Good job!

Happy Met Monday...


Sheila :-)

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Happy Met Monday! That project seemed easy enough and it looks great. Thanks for sharing. I have a new blog, come and visit.

Anonymous said...

Those are the neatest planters and they look great by your fireplace!

Good job!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

the planters look wonderful by the fireplace, very warm and welcoming

Tardevil said...

Very cool planters. What a lucky find!

Kammy said...

Very neat planters - I have never seen tops like that !

Moore Minutes said...

This is so creative! I think it looks amazing. Well done. :D

Sheri said...

Whoa! Those are some neat planters! They look great!

Thanks for linking to me...oh wait, I just saw a recipe for chipotle chicken taco salad...totally sidetracked now.

Jacey Autumn Photography said...

Great idea! very creative and cute! Thanks for linking up!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

those rock! I'd love to find me some of those!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

cool idea!! But what amazes me is all the links!! Yikes there is a lot of stuff going on in blogger land!!

Turley Times said...

Those are so great! I never do a good job of taking care of real plants but I've been thinking about adding some sort of greenery to my house. I think I will have to try this sometime!

Unknown said...

Love them! NEW follower :)

Delightful Dwelling said...

Those are very cute, what a great find.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Great tutorial-girl. I hope you keep getting more followers. I am so happy for you.


Unknown said...

Those are very interesting planters, and I LOVE what you've done with them. Very nice in front of the fireplace. Thanks for linking up!

Roeshel said...

Love it! What a clever idea and it looks so pretty!

Hurray for followers!

Thanks for joining the Show & Tell! :)


Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

I LOOOVEEEE fake plant decor--these came out fabulous! :)

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

PS-I follow you now :) feel free to link up to me as well!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Very awesome. Yep, I likey. Thanks for the tute...I love seeing the 'how' behind all the projects.

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