Did you think I made only 3 Can Planters? Nope, I made more…lol! Here is one with the 1902 Lippincott Seed Catalog, I used the front and back pages for either side of the can:
And the instructions repeated:
- One rough coat of white chalk paint (yes, I finally came up with a frugal alternative to Annie Sloan, I will tell you all about it in another post from the deck-the-deck series, coming soooon)
- A handful superlight strokes with sand paper to reveal a peak of metal here and there
- Print the Lippincott Seed Catalog with a Laser printer (which heat sets the color, prevents it from running when moist) on plain 80g paper
- Apply a generous coat of matte mod podge (decoupage glue) to the back of the graphics and stick them onto the can
- Let dry for a while
- Apply a coat of mod podge to the front of the graphics
- Repeat a couple of times, to build up water resistance if you will be using these outside like me!
- TADAH: unique planters for decorating your favorite spot outside 😀
Even with several coats of mod podge, I think the planters should not be left in direct rain, but they’ll be great somewhere with a roof/ under a little bit of shelter, and they should be able to withstand the morning dew and an occasional sprinkle.
My Seed Catalog Cans are also great for using indoors, for your counter top herbs, or why not in your office or study for supplies? If you are not going to use them as planters, and there is no need to worry about them getting wet, one top coat of mod podge would be enough, making this craft even quicker 😉
I’m sure you creative crafters can also find other uses for this printable 😉
Find your high quality copy in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 Did you enjoy this post? If you are not already a confirmed follower of Wings of Whimsy, please click “Follow” to register and make sure you don’t miss any future posts:
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I have used elements from the following source for this desing:
1902 Lippincott Seed Catalog – University of Minnesota
One thought on “Antique Seed Catalog Reinvented – 1902 Lippincott Can Planter”
Did you know they make outdoor Mod Podge? I did something similar last spring and it held up well all summer out in the rain. The first couple of times it got wet the Mod Podge got a little “gooey” but then dried clear. You can’t use it for something that would be submerged in water though. As always, thanks for all the great posts!