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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
Select magazines and select open page you want. I choose a water feature page.
cut hole size of plastic planter rim
cut hole and size of your crystal clear plastic page cover. This is an option. I did not want water marks on my page.
Hot glue on particle board to bottom magazine. I staggered the magazine on top of the bottom and hot glued the two magazines together.
Hot glue moss around plastic plant rim and hot glue rim into hole
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.
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!"
Love my magazines!
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/

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  • Tracey T
    Tracey T Mission, TX
    on May 6, 2014

    Love it!!

  • SandyG
    SandyG Mount Alto, WV
    on May 6, 2014

    I have never seen magazines used like this...........great idea!

  • Corrie Benedict-Jones
    Corrie Benedict-Jones Tampa, FL
    on May 6, 2014

    I agree with your husband. . . same effect 1/8 of the time.

    • Linda G
      Linda G Orlando, FL
      on May 6, 2014

      @Corrie Benedict-Jones Too funny. I know...but what can I say...:-) lol

  • Nora Q
    Nora Q Milbridge, ME
    on May 6, 2014

    I love this idea, good use for magazines!

  • Sue Salley
    Sue Salley Bristol, TN
    on May 6, 2014

    Wow, this is unique and so adorable. Superb.

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