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!
I love the checkered topiary urns that I see on McKenzie Childs and Grandin Road websites!
But oh my goodness….they are soooo pricey!
So I chose to make my own and teach this project in my membership club Posh & Fancy.
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.
This requires a special bonding primer to allow your paint to adhere well to the slick surface. I use Slick Stick…by Dixie Belle. It’s really easy to use…just follow the directions on the jar! A single coat…..and overnight dry time….another single coat…let dry….and paint!
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.
So far….we’ve enjoyed them for Halloween…..
and even Thanksgiving (blog for whimsical DIY pumpkin fairy house here)……
….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.
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!
Shop: Whimsical Urn
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