Lately I’ve been into walking through the aisles of The Home Depot and seeing what I can find to turn into a craft project. If you haven’t tried it yourself, it’s a fun challenge! Today I’m going to share how to make a planter from a very unusual supply – but it’s a supply that you can get at the hardware store (aka, The Home Depot). So what is it?
I was in the plumbing/HVAC section when I noticed this guy:
It’s a duct cover/cap. And I thought – that would make a great planter for my porch. I liked the low profile, and I already had the perfect stuff on hand to make it over. I had no idea how it was going to turn out, but I love the results. Here’s how I did it.
Gather These Supplies
- Duct cap – pick any size; I chose 12″
- Mod Podge Outdoor
- Spray paint or primer
- Fabric of your choice; I used scraps
- Craft knife and mat
Then I prepared my fabric with Outdoor Mod Podge. All I did was lay a strip of fabric out and spread a medium layer of Mod Podge on top and let dry. It makes it easier to cut without fraying (especially with a craft knife).
These paper towels are 2x thicker than normal paper towels – and they don’t tear while I’m using them, which frustrates me with lesser paper towels. They are so strong that I was able to clean up my entire mess with just a few towels! The nice part is that while you are snagging your DIY supplies at The Home Depot, you can get the Bounty paper towels there too.
Interested in what you need to clean up after your next craft project? Learn more about Bounty in this video: