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Magazine Planter

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I love the book planters. And wanted to do one. So I went to Goodwill and found a nice thick book. Didn't bother to even read the title. When I started my project, I loved the book and couldn't bare to rip it up. Back to square one. Soooo, I have loads of design magazines so why not use the old ones. But I love to flip thru them while relaxing with a cup of tea or martini. So to save them I only used two!
2 magazines
1 thin particle board cut to the size of the magazine
crystal clear paper cover
scissors
glue gun
plastic plant container rim
thoroughly washed, washed, washed tuna can
moss
flower heads or succulents
1 hour of your time.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $0.00 Difficulty: Easy
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Select magazines and select open page you want. I choose a water feature page.
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cut hole size of plastic planter rim
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cut hole and size of your crystal clear plastic page cover. This is an option. I did not want water marks on my page.
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Hot glue on particle board to bottom magazine. I staggered the magazine on top of the bottom and hot glued the two magazines together.
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Hot glue moss around plastic plant rim and hot glue rim into hole
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A thoroughly washed tuna can or you can use a water bottle bottom. I used a can because it is sturdier. I did not glue can into hole. This will allow me to lift out and change water and flowers much easier.
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Now add water and flowers heads. Gardenias smell wonderfully. And I still have my magazines! My husband asked me "Why not just put the flowers on top of the magazines and call it a day". I laughed out load!!! Then told him, "Because that would not be fun!"
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Love my magazines!
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See how I used my GoodWill tea cup on my blog. This teacup featured was actually made into a candle, no longer used. http://aperfectdaytodream.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/darling/

Got a question about this project?

  • Betty Perrault
    Betty Perrault Meadview, AZ

    use a piece of ice, let it melt into the flower or plant

    • Linda G
      Linda G Orlando, FL

      @Betty Perrault OMG!! you are an angel!!! What a great idea, since it is such a small amount that's perfect. Hey Thanks Betty!!

  • Linda B
    Linda B Marietta, GA

    Cute idea, but I would keep trying to straighten the magazines !

    • Linda
      Linda Newport News, VA

      @Linda B That's exactly what I don't like about it. I would need it to be neater.

  • Judy Ivanov
    Judy Ivanov Fayetteville, NC

    I love the cup and saucer idea. I have my mom's dishes that she bought when we were young and used only for special occasions in that same pattern. It was a 8 place setting but one place setting is missing. I only display them because they are

  • Linda
    Linda Newport News, VA

    I love old dish patterns. Of course hubby thinks I'm crazy, but we all know better, right?

  • Elaine Simmons
    Elaine Simmons Florence, AZ

    For Linda,
    Cutting out those pages was a job! And I didn't use the tuna can so when I would water it, I had water coming through the back and it left a stain on my end table so make sure you do it the correct way

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