Do you love to repurpose items you have that aren’t being put to good use? I do! A few months ago our neighbor moved out and discarded a large ceramic planter with silk floral plant in it. Well, I knew I didn’t need the silk plant, but the large planter was beautiful and worth saving! My deck was already full of flowering planters, but it was lacking in some side tables. I had a “light bulb moment”! Today I’m going to show you how I turned that discarded item into a fun and personalized Ceramic Planter Side Table in just a few minutes!
How to Make a Ceramic Planter Side Table
You will need the following:
A large Ceramic planter
Pool Filter Sand
Shells or decorations
19.25 inch round glass table top
clear rubber adhesive bumpers
This is how it looked. The 19 inch wide planter was filled with a Styrofoam and moss filler that held the silk plant in place. If I were to use it for plant purposes, then it would have to be removed. I decided to leave it though.
I next filled the planter with pool filter sand. I love using pool filter sand because it is inexpensive, clean, and very white. I use filter sand for filler in vases and displays like you can see here.
I gathered a basket of shells, starfish, and sea glass we’ve collected on family vacations to Hatteras Island over the years. This is what you can use to decorate the top of your table. When decorating, always try to use items that evoke a memory of some kind. It makes your decorating much more meaningful and special.
The kids really wanted to help out with this project, so I let them arrange the shells and driftwood and they even drew a little heart in the sand! How cute is that?
The next step is to apply 4 adhesive rubber bumpers to the top rim of the planter.
Now it’s time to place your table top on! This one I picked up at Wal-Mart for less than $7.
In a matter of a few minutes you have a personalized ceramic planter side table filled with summer memories from your family vacation!
What I find fun is that I can change the items inside any time to reflect the season.
Try making your own Ceramic Planter Side Table for your deck or patio today! What will you put inside?
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