Whimsical urn: decorate for every season

by | Dec 4, 2020

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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!

whimisical urn by Traceys Fancy
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 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.

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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!

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! 

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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…..

whimisical urn with Halloween decor by Traceys Fancy
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and even Thanksgiving (blog for whimsical DIY pumpkin fairy house here)……

whimisical urn with Thanksgiving decor by Traceys Fancy
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….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. 

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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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The products listed here are what I used for this project!  Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level! Just click on any of the products shown below!  You can also find my favorite products and tools in my Amazon influencer list here.

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See you next week!

XOXO, 

Tracey

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14 Comments

  1. Linda

    Oh Tracey, how surprised I was to see these beautiful urns here, and that you painted them-why was I surprised, well not that you painted them that’s for sure but that one could make their own. I’m one of those fools that bought two from Ballard Design and spent a lot as you said and after two years they look shabby. Sooo I’m going to try to “somewhat” make another one like yours. Thank you, and I love all your creations.

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  2. Shelley Wallace

    Hey Fancy Girl….amazing how yours look as good or better… for a far cry less than MC’s are….have you ever done wooden Salt and Pepper Mills??? Could be a fun new product for you!!
    You’re very fun to follow.
    Shelley Girl.

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  3. Laura Mcdonald

    Do you take orders? I am interested in ordering 1 painted urn.

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    • Kay Sullivan

      Would love to have an urn for my front entry. Not able to paint,tho it looks so fun

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  4. JL Hall

    Thank you for sharing your products of paint that you used, on the urn project.

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  5. DELAINE E Giltner

    Awesome!

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  6. BLANCA G CANALES

    Do you take orders? I am interested in ordering 2.

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  7. Judith J Roat

    Hey, Girl…. Oh, yes… Miss Tracey… Do love them… So much so… I’ve already gotten this same set & they are primed & ready to Paint 🎨…. Sittin on my dining room table… 😂 LOL 😂 💯 💪 🤣… So tickled to see 👀 your set…. I have several others different sizes, also started… Gonna post them to SELL on my FB page 📄… Later my BOO’s… 📌🎨🎉🍾🥂👑💝🐝😎🙏🤙👀🏁

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  8. Kristin Stuek

    Wow, Tracey! These are beautiful! How much primer, paint and waterproofer is needed for this project? Thanks!

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  9. Kristin Stuek

    Wow, Tracey! These are beautiful! How much primer, paint and waterproofer are needed for this project? Thanks!

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    • Tracey Bellion

      Thank you so much! An 8 oz container of each will easily complete two urns for you!

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