Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Friday, June 16, 2023

tutorial for making a urn planter.

 Hello dear readers

Before I'll let you know who the winner is I'll show you how easy it is to make these planters with one of the most common household items.

Materials and tools:

Tools are what you see in the photo.

Materials: A small bottle of eye drops or vitamin D drops. Narrow trimmings or lace. 
Tucky glue, Acrylic paint of your choice. A narrow masking tape for covering the rough edges of the brim. 

I'm keeping the other parts of the bottle to see what can be done with them.  

To enable the trimming will stay firmly glued on plastic,  the brim has to be covered with masking tape.

A piece of lace is glued to the urn in the middle.  I wonder what it will look like after being painted. 
All three will be painted after the glue is completely dry.

I used materials that I had at hand for embellishing this part of the bottles. I ordered a silicone mold from Aliexpress. I hope to get it soon so I can make more versions.  The people at the Center were excited to see the first urn and started bringing all kinds and sizes of empty plastic medicine containers. I'm sure they can help me to decorate the bottles.

Not surprisingly, several comments were very close to the solution. The winner was the first with her comment. (Freethinker please contact me by email, at drorahed@gmail.com). 

Thank you for your much-appreciated and most welcomed comments.  

This is a list of participants in my second giveaway draw. The winner can choose one of the planters shown above after I make a slight change by gluing the plants inside the containers. 

1. Jodi, 2 Anisnofla. 3. Jenevieve. 4. Ram. 5. Betsy. 6. Alex. 7. Birgit. 8. Isabel. 9. Brigett.10. Brit. 11. Amary. 12. Gonda. 13. Marian 14. Fabiola. 15. Sheila.

Congratulations, dear Ram.  

I wish all my readers a lovely weekend with blessings.


  1. Many thanks for a very good tutorial! Hugs Britt

  2. Thank you for the tutorial, it seems easy to make and the result is great. Congratulations to the winners.

  3. These planters are ingenious, Drora! And you have shown us again that we can create amazing minis with just a little imagination! The folks at the center will have a merry time getting to decorate their own versions - what an exciting activity! Congratulations to Richard, and I hope you had an excellent birthday celebration!

  4. Pues muy ingenioso y queda realmente bien!!!!

  5. Your urn planters are fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial. Congrats to Ram.

  6. que ilusion, me ha tocado¡¡¡¡. gracias, querida drora por tu estupendo tutorial. Me encantan las violetas como premio. besos

  7. Hola Drora, que rabia, me perdí tu sorteo.
    Pensaba que estaba al día en los comentarios a los blogs, pero ya veo que no.
    Siento no haber participado.

  8. Ah, y gracias por el tutorial !!!!

  9. Poor Ricardo - he will have a hard time to choose from these 3 beautiful planters. *LOL* No, honestly, congrats to Ricardo and to the other very good guesser - and a huge thanks to you for this lovely giveaway but even more for another stunning tutorial and a wonderful inspiration. I have no doubt your fellow crafters will come along with lovely ideas how to decorate their planters - another fun thing for you all to do.


  10. Dear Drora, your re-use of the ordinary little plastic bottle to make the urn planters is ingenious! The addition of the decorative trim, lace or paper or any other small relief pattern is even better! Lucky Ricardo to win! Keep up the wonderful work! :)

  11. Those are just adorable! I really need to try this!

  12. Thank you for the tutorial! The urns turned out just great. No-one can tell that they were made of household items.

  13. It's a beautiful tutorial, thank you so much for sharing with us! And congrats to Ram for winning the giveaway! A big hug.

  14. Quedaron fantásticas
    Es increible lo que logramos hacer con materiales de reciclaje.
    Un saludo

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