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DIY Comic Book Planter and more gifts for Comic lovers!

by Amy Bowerman

Hi there creative friends!  Today I’m sharing a unique gift idea for you to create for the comic book lover in your life (plus more DIY Gift ideas for Comic Book lovers!).  This Comic Book Planter is sure to please Super Hero enthusiasts of all ages.  Those hard to shop for guys and gals are no match for your DIY super powers.  Avoid villains and foes at the mall and embrace your inner Super Hero by creating this fun Comic Book Planter.

Not a plant lover?  Stay tuned at the end of this post for more DIY Comic Book Gift ideas!

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You may not be able to “Save the world ” from Electro and other fiends but you can certainly save your sanity this holiday season by arriving in Super Hero style with a one of a kind handmade gift!

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This Comic Book planter was a commissioned piece.  I created a similar Comic Book Flower Pot way back when I was a wee blogger.

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The second time around I added some cool cover art to the inside of the pot to make this planter “Super” inside and out.  No need to worry about your heroes getting dirty once you place a plant inside, just keep the plant in the plastic pot it comes with and no one will be affected by the Kryptonite soil.

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Prevent “Rings of Doom” on shelves and desks by decorating a plant saucer with a favorite hero or villain.

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Are you ready to see how it’s done?  Step into my bat cave…

How to make a Comic Book Planter

 

Are your “Spidey Senses” tingling?  Don’t worry you don’t need x-ray vision or a “boy wonder” sidekick to create this project, just a few supplies, a little elbow grease and Mod Podge!

Supplies:

  • Terra Cotta Pot and Saucer (available at Home Depot and most Craft stores for around $5)
  • Spray Paint (I prefer black paint for Comic Collages)
  • Comics (You can find bulk lots of used comics on eBay or Craigslist)
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer

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STEP 1:  Spray Paint Terra Cotta Pot and Saucer.  I used Rust-oleum  Hammered Black for this project (Home Depot).  Apply two coats for good measure and allow to dry overnight.

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STEP 2:  Cut a variety of characters, villains, and a selection of action words from used comic books. * Action scenes are the most visually pleasing.

STEP 3:  Mod Podge comics to pot and allow 15-20 minutes before adding a coat of Mod Podge on top.  Repeat this process for two more top coats.

*TIP*  Creating a collage is a lot like putting together a puzzle.  Experiment with different pieces to see which fits best before gluing anything down.  Don’t be afraid to angle or cut down your comics to get the perfect fit!

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STEP 4:  Add 2 coats of Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer.  This will give your project a lovely glass like sheen.

*Be sure to follow instructions on the can.

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That’s it you did it!  Now all that’s left to do is wrap your Comic Book Planter up…or stick a plant in it and tie with a bow, sit back and be hailed a Hero!

 

DIY Comic Book Gift Ideas

 

If you are wondering what to do with all the left over comics that didn’t wind up on your planter check out these DIY tutorials.

DIY Gifts for Comic Book Lovers | Pluckingdaisies.com

For gals who like heroes and foes let them wear their  love of Comics on their sleeve with a Comic Book Cuff Bracelet.

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Comic Book Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Whether you are working hard or hardly working this Comic Book school desk is a surefire way to add a little excitement to your home decor!

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 Comic Book School Desk

Have a Heroic day!

Amy*

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3 malia December 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

So creative! I know some comic book fans that would love this!
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4 Laura / The Shed by Pet Scribbles December 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Absolutely the coolest planter DIY I’ve seen yet…and I collect them on a Pinterest board devoted to unique planters…which is where this one is being pinned! :) Love!!
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5 Amy Bowerman December 8, 2013 at 8:10 am

You are the best Laura! I’m glad I had the push to make another one. The first one was made right before I started this blog so needless to say the photos were NOT “super” :)

Amy*

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6 Buttons December 7, 2013 at 5:50 am

Such cool ideas! My lot are into Japanese anime and this would work perfectly with that genre too. Yet again you’ve got my mind racing Amy. You’re one clever lady. Jenny x
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7 Amy Bowerman December 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

Absolutely Jenny! I’m sure you could find a bulk lot if Anime/Manga style Comic or graphic novels just as easily. Believe it or not I actually have a second desk ( I found a set of two on Craigslist) all painted and ready to go but have yet to make the decision between adding Bazooka Joe Comics or Masters of the Universe. Truth be told I’m having a bit of an internal struggle cutting up the MOMA comics. I have the complete set of mini comics that came with the dolls (circa 1983). I paid a pretty penny for that particular lot and I can’t bring myself to take scissors to them :)

Amy*

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8 stamping sue December 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Fantastic!!! I like all your comic book projects.
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9 Amy Bowerman December 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

Thanks Sue! I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to meet up things have gotten so crazy with the Holidays and CHA prep…ahhhh! I promise we will get together when things calm down :)

Amy*

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10 Audrey Pettit December 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

OMGosh, Girl, you are SO creative! How absolutely fun and fabulous all these comic book creations are! My daughter is a huge Batman fan, so this totally makes me smile!
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11 Shauna December 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Hi! I’m not a comic’s person, but you nailed this! It’s perfect for the person who is into comics! I love the bright colors (of course) and the fact that you used a black background (something I definitely would have done too) set the images off perfectly! I have a desk like that I bought to paint and/or decoupage and this is inspirational. Your bracelet may make me change my mind about comics though – that is too cute! The only thing left to do is if they are gifts is to wrap them in the Sunday comic pages, of course! Thanks so much for sharing these! You are so talented!

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