Mosaic Tile Window Box Planter

May 7th, 2012

Hey there, hope you had a great weekend!  We did some organizing and gardening and had a big birthday party for both the kids at the local park – it was a lot of fun and also relaxing too!  I can feel summer coming with the warmer weather and everything in bloom, and we’re loving spending more time outdoors in the sunshine, aren’t you?

Last week I mentioned I came up with a few creative ideas for container gardening for a Home Depot workshop, the first was the wood shim planter, the second was this mosaic tile window planter box seen below.  I’ve got a third project to share with you later this month, but before I do, here’s an example of how you can use mosaic tile to dress up an ordinary redwood planter.

mosaic tile window box planter before and after

Any small scale mosaic tile you find will do and there are so many available to choose from.  This project can be done without the use of a tile cutting saw if you stick to the mesh grid square mosaics like the one seen above instead of an offset or brick pattern tile.  I chose white because the planter was destined to be part of a raffle at the Home Depot presentation and because basic white would be at home in any backyard.

If you’ve never tiled anything before, this is a good place to start!  It’s a small enough project for you to get your feet wet with a tiling, and you’ll be so excited you did it!   To recreate your own mosaic tile planter, here are the basic supplies: wood planter box, thin set mortar, mosaic tile of choice, grout, stain or outdoor latex paint (optional), polyurethane (if staining), sponge brush, large sponge, grout float or spackle/putty knife, and painter’s tape.

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Home Depot: Gift Card Giveaway

May 4th, 2012

Hi everyone, happy weekend to you all!  Last night I was in Roseville and I gave a presentation for Home Depot in partnership with their resident garden expert Skip.  He taught us all a few new things about container gardening, and I chimed in the creative side, sharing some ideas on how to spruce up ordinary containers plus a few ideas on how to add beauty and whimsy to outdoor spaces.  I didn’t take any pictures since I was speaking, but here is a peek at one part where I’m showing how to create a mosaic tile planter, courtesy of Home Depot on Instagram.  I’ll show how I made that beautiful planter next week!

This weekend, the kind folks over at Home Depot are offering three lucky winners a $50 gift card to shop for anything you want!  Yep, there are three gift cards up for grabs this weekend.  Who’s in the mood for a little home improvement? 

home depot collage

Eligibility to win one of three $50 Home Depot gift cards up for grabs. 

1.  Tell me what’s your next home improvement project?  Is it painting, gardening, a repair or room remodel?  Name your project in a comment on this post.

2.  For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you shared (FB or Twitter.)

Three winners chosen at random, US and Canada only.  Giveaway ends Monday May 7th at 8 p.m. PST.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.  

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. 

Winners notified via email.  

#409 Felicia Kramer, #1,156 Kimberly Bruhn and #1,745 Sunshine

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