Each spring I tell myself that I’m going to plant an herb garden so I can have fresh herbs ON DEMAND, but then life happens and it seems like I never get around to it. So this spring I’m getting a head start on my plans and making my own, fun herb ladder planter using Outdoor Mod Podge to really personalize my planter and make it unique. This is such an easy mod podge project that anyone can do and you can personalize it in any color or pattern combination that you like! Let’s see how to make this Herb Ladder Planter.
DIY Mod Podge Herb Ladder Planter
What you need:
FolkArt Multi Surface Paint in Titanium White and Charcoal Black
Mod Podge Outdoor Formula
Fabrics of Choice
Mod Podge Brushes
Optional: Mod Podge Hard Coat
How to make this mod podge project:
As with anything IKEA, the ladder comes disassembled. So I started by painting my ladder rungs black and white using FolkArt Multi-Surface Craft Paint. I did two thick coats on each rung of the ladder and let dry overnight.
Next I used my Outdoor Mod Podge formula and went over the ladder rungs with a thick coat of Outdoor Mod Podge. This will protect the paint from the outdoor elements and keep it looking great!! I love to use my Mod Podge Brush set for this because the Mod Podge goes on so easily and smoothly using them.
Next let your ladder rungs dry for 72 hours and get started on your pots that come with the ladder. I chose three black and white fabrics and got to work cutting them about 1 1/2″ bigger than the edges of the pot so that you can tuck the edges under.
I apply a thick coat of Outdoor Mod Podge directly onto the pot, then lay the fabric down on top and smooth out the wrinkles. I then apply mod podge to the edges and about 1″ into the inside of the pot and gently smooth the fabric into into the pot and across the bottom. Once the fabric is in place, use a thick layer of Outdoor Mod Podge to completely cover the fabric top to bottom.
I repeated this step for three of my pots and set them aside to dry. Let your pots dry for 72 hours before placing outside.