How to Make a Copper Dollar Tree Planter

How to Make a Copper Dollar Tree Planter

How to Make a Copper Dollar Tree Planter

I found this terrific metal planter at Dollar Tree but I didn’t want to leave it just the way it was.  Instead, I decided that a rust look would be perfect for this project.  I decided on rust because along with the succulents I planned on adding a ceramic mushroom.  The ceramic mushroom had rust colors in it so I decided to play on that.  In order to get the rust look I used spray paint. It really doesn’t get any easier than this and the results are terrific.

I obtained most of the items I used for this project at Dollar Tree. Some of the items I had on hand.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 

What you will Need: How to Make a Copper Dollar Tree Planter 

Step 1: Spray paint the planter

Spray paint the planter with the spray paint.    

Paint your planter

Step 2: paint and glue the feet

I got these wooden candle cups at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. I then painted them black using black acrylic craft paint and glued them on the bottom of the planter so that they were equal distance apart.    

Glue on the feet

Step 3: Paint the letters and rim

Using the black acrylic paint go over the letters and paint the rim and bottom lip using a small paint brush or sponge brush.  This does not need to be perfect.  It should look a little antiquey.  

Outline the letters and lips

Step 4: Plant the planter

Insert the foam into the bottom of the planter.  You can easily cut the pieces with a knife to fill the container. Pull out the succulents from the plastic pots an insert them into the foam until they fill 3/4 of the planter.  Add the ceramic mushroom. Surround the succulents with Spanish moss.  You have finished your Copper Dollar Tree Planter. If you would like another Dollar Tree Craft check out my Dollar Tree Santa Hat or my Dollar Tree Burlap Wreath.  

Add the succulents and mushroom
Add the Spanish moss


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How to Make a Copper Dollar Tree Planter




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