Make a Knock-Off Crate & Barrel Modern Planter

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Do you keep a folder of ripped out pages from magazines or catalogs of items you'd love to have or make? Tucked inside my over-stuffed folder was this little gem of a planter from CB2. Since there's nothing like a good knock-off challenge, see how I created my own version of this modern flower pot.
Time: 3 HoursCost: $15.00Difficulty: Easy
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I re-purposed a nursery flower pot for this project. You know, the type that flowers, bushes or vines come in. I gave it a spray of water to remove any dirt and let dry.
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Using a serrated knife, cut the wine corks in half. If the cut isn't quite even, do your best to shave off any unevenness so it'll lay flat.
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Apply the glue to the wine cork half and adhere to the side of the flower pot. Lay it out in whatever pattern you like best.
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Once dry, spray with self-etching primer followed by spray paint color of choice. Check out my version compared to the CB2 version.

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      • Judy
        Judy
        on Jun 5, 2016

        I honestly like your version better than the CB2 - that one reminds of the cylinders on which chickens used to be de-feathered (way back in the dinosaur age when I was a child, lol). Great work!

        • Franny Monaghan Lathe
          Franny Monaghan Lathe Westminster, MD
          on Jun 5, 2016

          I use a knife attachment for my woo burning toolto cut the corks it looks like an exacto knife tip , goes thru them like butter