How to make a wood bowl lemon planter
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How to make a wood bowl lemon planter

Hey friend, come see my thrift store find and what I did with it. If you see one of these wood bowls, I suggest grabbing one. There are so many cute things you can do with them. I turned mine into a cute wood bowl lemon planter. Some paint or napkins will totally transform one of these bowls.


The next time you are at a thrift store, make sure to check out all the cute pots, pans, too. They seriously make some of the cutest planters. All you need to do is drill a hole in the bottom of them for some drainage. If the tin ones are too hard to drill through, get a hammer and nail. That should do the trick!



  • Wood bowl
  • White paint
  • Mod podge
  • Cute napkins
  • 3 wood beads
  • Antique wax ā€“ bowl
  • Stain ā€“ beads
  • Paint brushes
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Potting soil
  • Pretty flower


How to:

Step 1: First, I would suggest running some sandpaper over the Wood Bowl if it is glossy. I didn’t do this in my life, but I totally should have. When I went to paint it, the paint sort of smeared off because it was so glossy.


Step 2: Drill a hole in the bottom of the bowl for drainage for your flower. You will also need to drill a hole on each side of the bowl to add wire for a handle. Just to make sure you Mark where it is. When I made my bowl, I lost where I drilled my holes and I had to rip some of the napkin back.

Step 3: Next, rip your napkin at the top and peel off the second layer. You can discard of the back white layer. Paint the Wood Bowl with Mod podge and begin to apply the napkin. If you want, you can cut the napkin and make sure the print matches up on each end before applying a new one. Work your way all around the bowl. I was not concerned about the inside of the bowl or the bottom of the bowl as you’re not going to be able to see those. Allow to dry.

Step 4: If you like the rustic look you can apply some antique wax with a chippy brush. Make sure it is completely dry before sealing your project with Mod Podge. 

Step 5: Once the Mod podge is completely dry, you can then add your handles. I I just used rebar wire for this. I fed it through the hole and twisted it and then did the same thing on the other side. But before twisting it on the other side, I added my three beads. I stained my beads using Minwax in the color dark Walnut. That’s completely optional. If you want to do that or not. I just think it adds to that rustic look.


Step 6: Allow your project to dry overnight. Once everything is dry, add another coat of MoD ***** all the way around the bowl. This will seal it and help protect it.


Step 7: You can now add some potting soil to your bowl and a beautiful flower.


This project was so simple, and I had so much fun making it. I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did!





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