Make Your Own Urn For Less Than $3

Make Your Own Urn for Less than $3 at Mom 4 Real

 

Today I am going to tell you how I made myself two urns for under six dollars.
Why urns?  Well, when I was decorating my Fall mantel, I went looking for two of them, and couldn’t find what I needed anywhere.  I found urns, but they were huge and very expensive.  My mantel isn’t very deep, so I needed something small, and of course, inexpensive.  So, make your own urn…here is how I made mine…
I knew if I could use a cheap plastic flower pot for the top, I just needed to find a base.
So, as I was walking through Wal-mart one day, I saw these lime green ice cream bowls, and they were $1.98 for the two of them.  I grabbed them up and flipped them upside down to see if they would work. I literally ran to the garden center to see if I could find some pots.  These were only $1.98 each!
I brought them home and glued them together with E-6000 adhesive, and let them dry overnight.
Then, I spray painted them with chalkboard spray paint.  I used the chalkboard spray paint for a matte finish, then I lightly brushed on some aqua acrylic paint to give them an aged look.
And they were just what I was looking for!  I can’t wait to put some rosemary trees in them for Christmas!
Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
Jessica

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  1. 6

    says

    Now I have another project to add to my ever-growing list to do. They just don’t get done. Gee, maybe if I spent less time admiring everybody else’s work…. I’ll gather supplies now and work inside in the winter. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
    Janet

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    says

    What a great idea! I’ve been pining over the large urns I see everywhere filled with mums and pumpkins, but they tend to be pretty expensive, especially in pairs! Totally pinned this!

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