DIY Snakeskin Planter

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“The cruel, frozen wind whipped shards of icy rain against the shivering girl.  She stumbled across the slick lawn, pulling the thin fabric of her shawl tighter around her shoulders.  The chilling cold wrapping tightly around her like a frigid arctic blanket.”

The above passage sounds as though it might have been taken directly from an overly dramatic novel.  But it was, in fact, only the description of my trip to the mailbox this morning.

Yep, it’s mighty cold here in Texas.  At least, cold for us.  During the last few weeks we have had our share of weather delays and school closings.  It seems as though Old Man Winter has officially settled in for the long haul.  (At least until this weekend, where we are expecting temps in the 70′s.)

So, despite the chilly weather, I was able to put together a quick DIY project using Duck Tape.

Snakeskin Duck Tape, to be exact.


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I started off with this bright jade plant in a plain plastic pot.

I wanted to jazz up the pot without using paint and thought that snakeskin duct tape would be the way to go.


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I ended up going to seven different stores in search of the elusive snakeskin.  Who knew that Duck Tape came in so many different styles?  I saw everything from jaunty mustaches to One Direction designs.  (Tempting, but I really wanted to find the snakeskin.)  Finally, at Target I found one.

The creepy snakeskin design!


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I simply wrapped the tape around the plastic pot.  I created folds in the tape to give it more texture, but then realized that real snakes have smooth skin without any wrinkles.  Oh, well.

It still looks positively slithery.

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So what about you?  Are you currently braving the arctic weather or resorting to constructing crafts made out of fake snakeskin?

~Miss Charming

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  1. I really really like it! So pretty
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  2. Oh my goodness I am SOOOOO obsessed with this project! It looks phenomenal! This just opened up Pandora’s box of what could be done with snakeskin duck tape. And hang in there…it could be worse (winter/cold wise)…we’re in the single digits and expecting two feet of snow tomorrow…ack!
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  3. Love this! I’m always a fan of cheap and fast projects that look fab!
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