Summer is here and the flowers are starting to bloom. My favorite flower in my yard is a hydrangea. I have some beautiful hydrangea print napkins which gave me a fun craft idea. I would like to create a picket fence planter that we can put the napkin onto.

The supplies that I’ll be using are listed down below.

1. One shoe box

2. White chalk paint by Waverly

3. Mod podge

4. Paint brush

5. Hot glue

6. Napkin from European Excellency

7. Wooden shims

8. X-acto knife

9. Pruning clippers

The first step is to paint the bottom part of the shoe box white.

Once you have the shoe painted you’ll then cut a few wooden shims. You’ll want to cut the thinner end of the wooden shims to create a point as shown in photo above.

How many wooden shims you’ll need will depend on the size of your shoebox.

The next step is to glue the wooden shims to the shoebox. Be sure to have the opening of the shoebox facing up and glue the wooden shims with the point facing up.

You’ll want to add one wooden shim across the back of the wooden shims glued to the shoebox.

Once the wooden shims are glued in place you’ll then paint them white.

The next step is to cut two slits across the front of the shoebox.

You can make the slits as big as you want.

The next step is to remove the back layers of the napkin.

Add the mod podge onto the wooden shims.

Place the napkin over the mod podge.

Add more mod podge over the napkin. You’ll want to use the paint brush to push down the napkin in between each wooden shim.

You’ll want to do the same steps to the front of the shoebox.

You can find this blue hydrangea napkin on European Excellency by clicking the link down below.

This turned out so cute and will look great any where in your home. I hope you’ll get creative and give this a try.