Decorating Dollar Store Metal Planter

Galvanized metal planters are very popular in farmhouse decor. Dollar Tree has several styles for $1 each.

There are posts online on how to rust them, paint them, decorate, and age them.

How to Easily Age Inexpensive Galvanized Planters
How to Easily Age Inexpensive Planter, Little House of Four

I had orignally thought I would just add simple jute to my little Dollar Tree pot, but then I had a different idea.  Several weeks ago in my wandering online, I saw a photo on a magazine of decorated flower pots.  I couldn’t forget one of them.  This is my attempt to decorate a simple galvanized pot. The words on the pot – Flowers & Garden are my inspiration. Nothing hard or time consuming as I just added leaves and flowers.

I took some green leaves off an old bunch of dollar store flowers.  I removed the plastic and cut the leaves into green strips.  I want my pot to show a generalized view of a garden.

Then I removed two flowers from a dollar store bunch of flowers. Each flower is composed of 4 little flowers.

I cut each little flower off and glued it to the pot on greenery.

It’s a simple little craft but I like the look of my metal flower pot with a little farmhouse charm.  I’ll look at the garden department next week for a small plant to put in it.

Right now I’ll just add faux flowers.

I put my arrangement on a side table with my little wooden pelican.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

12 thoughts to “Decorating Dollar Store Metal Planter”

    1. thanks – I haven’t tried the ginger snaps – I’m usually buying OTC pills, and design stuff. I just love paying a dollar!

    1. thanks Lisa – that’s what I was trying to achieve and it’s hard to photograph. I’m glad you like it.

  1. I’m glad that you left the names on the can. I like them but the lady in the video took them off and I didn’t understand why? Beautiful design that you ended up with the flowers. Well don Carol.

    Cruisin Paul

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