Buy a handkerchief at the store and copy this painless DIY

Ever see a pair of roller skates at a garage sale and wonder what you could do with them? This quirky succulent planter is the answer. The roller skate instantly injects your garden with a whimsical character and is sure to make visitors stop and smile. Since there are two skates in a pair, that means double the fun for your potted plant collection.
There are a few ways to customize this unusual planter and make it your own. You can use a handkerchief with colors that match the skate’s laces, or you can mix and match them for a more eclectic style. This is a fun opportunity to repurpose old handkerchiefs that have fallen by the wayside or use some funky finds from the thrift store. While you’re there, keep your eyes peeled for different colored laces that might spice up your skate.
- Old roller skate
- Floral handkerchief with scalloped edge
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrush
- Plastic square
- Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Potting dirt
- Succulents, 2
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1. Remove the laces from an old roller skate. Place the skate on your work surface.
2. Place the handkerchief at an angle on top of the skate so that one corner of the fabric is next to the bottommost hook eyelet. With a pencil, mark where to cut the fabric along the back seam of the skate and next to the heel. Cut the fabric along the marking.
3. Paint Mod Podge onto the back of the cut fabric. Place the fabric back on the skate, smoothing it out as needed. Use a plastic square to help press the fabric into place. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.
4. Flip the skate over. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with another corner of the handkerchief.
5. Spray the outside of the skate with clear acrylic sealer. This will help protect the planter from the elements.
6. Lace up the skate, stopping and tying the bow beneath the bottommost pair of hook eyelets.
7. Use a small amount of hot glue to fix the top of the tongue to the sides of the skate.
8. Fill the skate with dirt. Plant one or two small succulents in the top. Your new planter is complete!

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