Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Classes & Planter Box Tutorial

*To be entered in our weekly stack giveaways, leave a comment on each blog post throughout the week. Leave me a comment each time you share our blog post on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest! Winners will be chosen at random from comments from the entire week combined. 
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I'm back! My goal was to be well enough to be at my computer today and mission accomplished! Thank you for all of your sweet well wishes after my surgery on Friday! Everything went fine...for some reason my body just hates anesthesia and I have been pretty sick this weekend from that. But I am feeling better today. Can't wait for Friday when I get this nasty stuff pulled out of my nose! It is more annoying than anything! 

We have 2 blog comment winners from last week! Keep those comments coming-I love reading all of them!! Email me {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} and I will get your stacks out to you! 

Congratulations to:

Awesome project


AND

such a cute wreath!!!


I wanted to fill you in on an awesome special going on at Michaels right now! 


They are doing a big summer special with discounts on their awesome classes. I love teaching classes but I also love taking classes! There is nothing more exciting than sitting down and learning new crafting techniques. I am thinking about signing up for the Wilton class- learning how to do cake decorating has always been on my bucket list :) Stop by or call your local Michaels Store for more details and to sign up :) 

I also have a great project tutorial to share with you. I wish I had a better picture because I think this one doesn't give the project enough justice! It's the cutest wood planter box that is decorated with our Chateau Lavender Stack. Inside the box is moss and cute little flower pots with tags. This would be so cute on your spring or summer table.


Chateau Lavender Planter Box

SUPPLIES & TOOLS

·      DCWV CHATEAU LAVENDER 12”X12” PRINTED STACK
·      UNFINISHED WOOD PLANTER BOX
·      2 TERRACOTTA POTS
·      2 TYPES OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
·      MOSS (YOU WILL NEED ENOUGH FOR EACH TERRACOTTA POT AS WELL AS THE PLANTER BOX)
·      2 FOAM SQUARES
·      TWINE
·      SCRATCH PAPER (*OPTIONAL)
·      SCISSORS
·      KNIFE (OR OTHER MEANS TO CUT FOAM TO DESIRED SHAPE)
·      PAPER CRAFTING ADHESIVE (INCLUDING DECOUPAGE GLUE AND ADHESIVE FOAM SQUARES)
·      1/4” HOLE PUNCH
·      RULER
·      PENCIL


DIRECTIONS

1.    CUT OUT PRINTED PAPER SECTIONS FROM THE CHATEAU LAVENDER STACK TO COVER ALL THE OUTSIDE FACES OF THE BOX.  ADHERE THEM IN PLACE USING DECOUPAGE GLUE. *NOTE: TO COVER ANY OBVIOUS SEAMS, USE THE PRINTS IN THE PAPER TO ACT AS NATURAL LINES, TRANSITIONING FROM ONE SECTION TO ANOTHER.  SET ASIDE TO DRY.
2.    WHILE THE PLANTER BOX IS DRYING, COVER THE RIM OF EACH TERRACOTTA POT WITH YOUR DESIRED PRINT FROM THE STACK.  INSERT FOAM SQUARE IN THE 1ST POT, TRIMMING AS NEEDED.  INSERT FLOWERS INTO CENTER OF FOAM, AND ADD MOSS TO COVER ANY OPEN SPACES BETWEEN THE FLOWERS AND THE POT.  REPEAT WITH 2ND GROUPING.
3.    CUT OUT TAGS FROM THE STACK AND ATTACH THEM TO EACH FLOWER POT USING TWINE. 
4.    ONCE THE PLANTER BOX IS DRY, INSERT THE FLOWER POTS.  ADD DESIRED AMOUNT OF MOSS AROUND EACH ONE TO COVER THE SPACE BETWEEN THE EDGES OF THE BOX AND THE POTS. 



Have a wonderful Monday! I will be back on Wednesday with the results of our May Arts/ DCWV Challenge! 25 amazing projects made by YOU!!! 

78 comments:

  1. Great project, and I have this stack! So glad that you are feeling better!

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  2. very neat project! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  3. That planter is amazing! Thanks for the Michael's update, too.

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  4. YAY! Thanks so much!!!! And I love that box!

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  5. Super cute idea!! I love this paper!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the Michael's class special! I've been wanting to take a cake decorating class for so long, can't wait to call and get signed up!

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  7. So pretty and fresh! Love the colors in this stack!

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  8. Thanks for the info, glad your feeling better, cute box, love that paper!

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  9. Love this little cute project!!!!

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  10. This would make a great gift! Thanks ;)
    Can't wait to see the projects and hoping you will have another May Arts/DCWV Challenge!

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  11. Love covering the planter box with the lavendar stack! Great project! Glad you are feeling better - I've had sinus surgery twice.

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  12. You'll have so much fun with cake decorating classes. You'll still get to make fancy flowers, toys, birds, leaves, etc. and it'll all be edible. It was so much fun making the kids birthday cakes after these classes. Loved the planter box and that's my favorite stack this year. Love the colors and designs. Thanks for the info and that you are feeling better.

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  13. Ohhhhh - I love that planter box! So pretty!

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  14. I'm glad your surgery went OK. I know exactly what you mean about reactions to anesthesia/medicine - ugh!
    As for the project - so lovely! Great piece of decor. TFS! :)

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  15. I love the planter box...very cute!

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  16. I took the Wilton classes a few years back while in college and the thing I didn't know before I signed up was that I had to bake my cake and make my frosting (etc) and take it with me each week; I thought they provided everything. It was hard to do all of that while I was a full time student, had a full time job and still lived with my parents and siblings. You can't bake a cake for class at 2 am when you live with other people :) It was great, though, and the only thing I wanted to really learn was how to make roses and I did.

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  17. What a cute planter box! I love the look of it! And so happy that you are feeling good Erin! You are a tough cookie!

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  18. Thank you for sharing he flyer. I ALS love the planter. I have two at our home and his post just gave me some great ideas. Thank You?,

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  19. Great job...Love the planter box and the flowers are my favorite color. One of these days I am going to win.....

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  20. What a fabulous idea to cover the cover the planter with paper and just in time for summer. TFS

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  21. What a gorgeous planter box. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Lovely box- such a great alternative project to use the papers!

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  23. The planter box is pretty cute! Thanks for sharing about the 50% off classes at Michaels!

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  24. I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to post today. Congrats to the winners! What a cute project.

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  25. Very pretty planter box and glad you are feeling better.

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  26. Adorable! I have several smaller slatted boxes that would work for this! And the CL mat stack paper is perfect!

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  27. Wow!! this is an idea to share with friends! Thanks so much!

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  28. What a beautiful planter box!!! TFS

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial, glad you're feeling better!

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  30. Wonderful planter box. I'm glad you are healing :)

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  31. Shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pammlla/posts/255392944566000

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  32. Pinned it: http://pinterest.com/pammlla/scrapbooking/

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  33. Glad to hear you're feeling a lot better now.
    Beautiful planter, love the letters design.

    Luanne

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  34. shared on facebook
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    Luanne

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  35. Shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/LuannePang/status/212452568406822912

    Luanne

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  36. Shared on pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/11962755230724034/

    Luanne

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  37. nice planter box. thank you for sharing.

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  38. This would look so pretty on back porch table....just might have to make one....thank you so much for sharing....love it...

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  39. What a beautiful planter box!! I think that Chateau Lavender paper is divine!!!!! TFS

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  40. Shared on Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/pin/179088522652703914/

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  41. Glad to hear that everything went well. Thanks for sharing the window box project directions.

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  42. Shared on my FB timeline here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424328887

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  43. Tweeted today's post here: https://twitter.com/DCWV/status/212234347317694465

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  44. Your planter box is amazing, so beautiful.

    StefanieH

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  45. i tweeted this also :)

    StefanieH

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  46. So glad to hear you are feeling better, surgery is never fun no matter what kind. The planter is gorgeous thanks so much for the instructions. Have a great weekend.

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  47. The planter box is beautiful! Get well soon!!

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  48. Cool project, love the vintage feel of those papers. Thanks for the heads up on the classes.
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  49. Love the planter box! So pretty. Glad you are feeling better.

    Leslie

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  50. I love the planter box - I never thought about doing that! cute!

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  51. Cute planter box! Glad you are recovering quickly from your surgery!!
    I took a Wilton class about 30 yrs. ago, and I loved it.....and while I don't make many cakes anymore with the kids grown and gone, I have used the techniques I learned back then to make a McQueen car cake for my grandkids! So take the class...you will love it and your sons will love what you create for them because of it!

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  52. 'So glad that you are starting to feel better! Take care, Erin!!

    Oooh, I love this project. It is so creative and so very pretty!!

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  53. How cute! I would never have thought of doing that. I may do this with some Victorian style papers for my daughter's 1880's styled house in San Francisco.

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  54. So glad you are beginning to feel better and that all went well. Love today's project, it has all kinds of possibilities, the first coming to mind is Easter.

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  55. Never thought of doing this with paper! Thanks for teaching me something new today!

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  56. Always inspiring and I LOVE that stack..what a fun idea. Feel better soon!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

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  57. Great project and fun stack, Thanks for sharing.

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  58. What a great, kicky idea for the planter box!

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  59. That Lavender Stack is gorgeous and has made this planter box so beautiful. I love taking rustic and amping it up and you've done just that. A beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Hopefully by Friday, things will be so much better for you. Take care of yourself, and don't forget to rest.

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  60. very beautiful planter and love the colors you used. Thanks.

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  61. So glad you met your goal; I'm sure your computer loves the click, click, click of your hands. That planter box is such a great project. So beautiful! And thanks for the tip on the classes at Michael's. I'll have to check them out. Keep on feeling better!

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  62. Love this project! So pretty!

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  63. What a pretty planter box! Thanks for the heads-up about Michael's. I recommend learning to decorate cakes. I took a class once and it was so much fun! Some of it is easier than it looks once you know the tricks and get a hang of the tools. So glad to hear you are doing well after your surgery.

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  64. Pretty planter box! Love the victorian/vintagy feel that the Chateau Lavender paper gives.
    So glad your surgery went well !!! Hope you continue to recover quickly.

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  65. Such a pretty planter box. Cute project!!

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  66. What a lovely way to decorate your planter box!

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  67. Erin,

    Glad you're feeling better! I love this project! I love the vintage feel of it.

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  68. Sweet little project and what a clever way to use the paper stack!

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    1. Super cute planter box. And very excited about the classes on sale...well I am one of the instructors at Michael's in Vegas...lol. Just and FYI there is about 18 or 19 different paper crafting classes now.

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