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!
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!
This Comic Book planter was a commissioned piece. I created a similar Comic Book Flower Pot way back when I was a wee blogger.
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.
Prevent “Rings of Doom” on shelves and desks by decorating a plant saucer with a favorite hero or villain.
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!
- 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
For gals who like heroes and foes let them wear their love of Comics on their sleeve with a Comic Book Cuff Bracelet.
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!
Have a Heroic day!