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Whimsical Urn: decorate for every season

What is an urn anyway? I always believed they were just for storing loved one's ashes......apparently, they are also used for home decor!

This is my take on high-dollar topiary urn (or two) on a budget and solely created for the holidays and interchangeable front porch decor!

whimisical urn by Traceys Fancy

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My Inspiration: Decorative Urns

I love the checkered topiary urns that I see on other sites!

But oh my goodness....they are soooo pricey!

So I chose to make my own and taught this project in my membership club, Curiously Creative.

Supplies Used: Whimsical Urn

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How to create a Whimsical Urn

You can do it too! You just need to make sure to prep your urn properly before painting.

I purchased the urns from Amazon.....they came in a pair....and are made of plastic.

whimisical urn by Traceys Fancy

This requires a special bonding primer to allow your paint to adhere well to the slick surface. I use Slick Dixie Belle. It's really easy to use - just follow the directions on the jar!

A single coat and let dry overnight. Then another single coat...let dry....and paint!

I have a blog dedicated to the use of Slick Stick if you would like more detailed instruction on how to use it. You can read that here.

Of course, I used my favorite Fluff and Caviar....but you could paint these urns in any color you'd like. And you don't even have to tackle the crazy checkered pattern!

You can paint them solid.....add a few WoodUBend molds...... transfers.... stencil... whatever you want!

Just be sure to prep them properly and seal them for outdoor use. I used two coats of Gator Hide for hardy and waterproof protection.

More Inspiration: Black & White Checks/Stripes Projects

Love the look but not the price tag? Check out some of my other MacKenzie Childs DIY projects. I have been painting this whimsical style for years! Here are some additional projects for your inspiration:

And of course, don't forget to visit the blog for my whimsical DIY pumpkin fairy house here that fits so perfectly with these urns.

Whimsical Urn: decorate for every season

So far....we've enjoyed them for Halloween.....

whimisical urn with Halloween decor by Traceys Fancy

whimisical urn with Thanksgiving decor by Traceys Fancy

....and they will soon be filled with Christmas decor!

I think they look just as good as the high-dollar urns. But ok....yes....they are plastic! But I promise you cannot tell....unless you are picking them up.

whimisical urn by Traceys Fancy

And NO ONE that is visiting my home better be picking up my urns! LOL! Hands off the URNS!

It's time to make your own!

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whimisical urn by Traceys Fancy

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