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 !

{ L } 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 @ Trash2MyTreasure 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!

Joely 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.


Kimm at Reinvented 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!

The DIY Show Off 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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