The planter had been painted a dark brown. I painted the planter first with the coral, then the dark blue and finally with the light blue. I then washed it (painted) several times with the turquoise/water paint that I have mixed up to add a patina finish to many things.
I will have this planter outside this season, so I had my handy, dandy hubby drill holes for drainage.
So the greenery mat will not blow away, I added a bird feeder with a chain/hook and attached the feeder to the bottom of the planter. It also raised the mat up to the edge of the planter, which achieved the look I wanted for the finished planter. Also I added a fruit sack for added stuffing. These will work great so the planter does not retain moisture.
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I do make leaves and such and you can check out my previous posts in the subcategory Cottage Gardening or individual posts here:
Concrete Leaves in the Garden
Concrete Leaf Spitter
For the Love of Gardening
Oak Hydrangea Leaf
Don't us another person's ball without permission. ;-)
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