DIY Remembrance Planter

2 Materials
1 Hour

Loss is hard. Finding ways to honor your lost loved ones is something that is important to a lot of people.

For myself, it was the loss of a child. As I am approaching her 8th heavenly birthday, I wanted to make something special to plant some flowers for her. This project was simple yet meaningful for me.

I also think this would make a good gift idea for someone.

Here I will show you how I transformed an old planter pot into a remembrance planter using the tissue transfer technique.

Remembrance Planter

Step 1 – Paint Planter Pot

For myself, I choose to use an outdated pot that I already had. If you don’t already have one you can get a terra cotta planter or something similar.

Chose the color you want to paint it, and give it a nice base coat of paint. This will make it easier to blend in around the transferred image.

Step 2 – Find Or Design Image

I simply used Canva to create my design. You can also use Word or similar programs to create anything you want on it. Once you have your design, simply save it as a PDF.

Step 3 – Print On Tissue Paper

This was my first time using the tissue transfer technique but it was a fairly simple process. You simply tape the piece of tissue paper to a sheet of copy paper, and print like you normally would.

Step 4 – Transfer Tissue To Planter

First, cut out around the image. A tip would be to cut fairly close to the outline, I wish I would have cut it a tad smaller. Then it’s time to transfer the tissue image. For this step, I used Mod Podge to apply the image to the planter. Apply it directly on the planter and then carefully add the image to it.

Tissue paper is very thin so you want to go slowly as to not damage the paper. Once it had dried, I added some more Mod Podge over the image to seal it.

Step 5 – Blend With Paint

After the tissue transfer had dried, I went around it with some paint and blended in the edges.

You can get creative here and use multiple colors as well.

Unique Memorial Gift

Let dry and plant some flowers and you are done :)

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Brooke Grasley @ Restore Decor And More
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  • Lorrie Lorrie on May 27, 2021

    Did you apply any other sealer besides Mod Podge? I would think the Mod Podge would wear away eventually, especially if it is outside.


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