Turn Plastic Planters Into Porch Urns

Mitchell Couch
by Mitchell Couch
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This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

If you're looking for a porch accent to transform your curb appeal on a budget, this is the one!

I ran over to my local Home Depot and grabbed some planters right off the shelf, along with some primer and some textured finish.

This stone finish comes in lots of different colors, so you can make sure it matches your outdoor decor.

I decided to create my porch urns with square bases and round tops, so I grabbed a square bottomed flower pot, 2 smaller pots to use as the pillar, and a large circular pot for the top.

Measure your pillar pots before you grab the glue just to make sure that everything fits correctly and you know exactly where to place the smaller pots.

To stick the small pot down, dab some glue around the rim and press it down onto the bottom of your base pot. After the plastic pot is glued down, put a weight on top of it (I used a can of stain) to help things dry. If you see glue popping out around the rim, that's okay. Just wipe it around the edge. Once we get to the point that we paint and stain, you won't see anything.

Now onto the top of the urn.

Using the same technique, glue your second small pillar pot upside down on top of the top pot of your urn. Once you clean it up and weigh it down, slide it to the side to dry.

Next, just add some glue to the bottoms of your 2 pillar pots and connect the 2 sides of your urn.

Wipe away and smooth down any excess glue to make a smoother surface for your paint and textured spray.

Once everything is all dry and good to go, spray on your base coat of paint.

Make sure to cover the entire urn so that no other colors show through once you lay down your stone textured spray.

Once the base coat is dry, spray your stone texture all over your urn.

And there you have it! You can use your urn in the yard as a bird bath, or fill it up with soil and flowers for your porch.

Here's an example of mine looking lovely on my summer porch!

Good luck and have fun!

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  • Gpa23653658 Gpa23653658 on Aug 29, 2022

    Is the paint used actually okay for birds if this is used as bird bath?

  • Mary Mary on Aug 30, 2022

    Why won’t he answer any of the questions?

  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Aug 31, 2022

    Hmmm! I have the stuff, most of it, to do this! But I wonder will it stand up in a heavy breeze?

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