Floral Tote Garden Craft


Floral Tote Garden Craft

Funky flowers add interest and color to this Floral Tote Garden Craft, giving it the look of an old-fashioned toolbox. Spring craft ideas help you celebrate the changing seasons, so start working on this craft today. Even if you don't have acres of land to create and cultivate a garden, you can make a small garden on a stoop or front porch. With only a few supplies and set of paints, you can turn a boring wooden planter into a true work of art.

Primary TechniquePainting




  1. Start with a plain wood planter.

  2. Use a 1" flat brush to basecoat each section a different color. Load the brush separately using Blue Bird, Apple Green, Coastal Waters, and Lavender Fields. Rinse the brush between steps and at the end.
  3. Trace and transfer pattern.
  4. Use #1 round brush and Chartreuse to paint vines.

  5. Use #12 flat brush to basecoat flower petals Shrimp and leaves Chartreuse.

  6. Use #1 round brush and Poppy to outline petals. Use Apple Green to outline and detail leaves and vines.

  7. Use #1 round brush to add buds with Shrimp and Poppy and leaves at bud bases with Chartreuse.

  8. Use #12 flat brush and Lavender Fields to paint flower centers.
  9. Use brush handle end and Poppy to dot flower petals.



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Aaawww that is one adorable garden planter. Adding plants to your home gives it a bright look and some indoor plants like bamboo purify the room air. This project isn't free but it's a cool way to start your own garden with the little space you have.


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