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DIY Garden Bench Personalization

September 10, 2015

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m kind of obsessed with plants. I LOVE them and would buy a new one every week if I had enough space in my tiny apartment for them, which is where this idea came in. I don’t have many windows in my apartment, so most of my plants are crowded in one corner which isn’t the ideal situation. I thought it would be a good idea to move a few outside by my front door onto a pretty “garden bench” in order to alleviate some of the plant clutter I have going on.

Lately I’ve been loving the look of unfinished wood, but I still wanted to add some color to the bench, so I thought peel & stick would be the perfect solution! It was super easy to apply and is the perfect pop of color I was looking for. Ready to see how truly easy it is?

You’ll need:

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

  • 36×54 peel & stick (if you like this pattern, you can download it here)
  • a bench (we bought this one from IKEA)
  • craft knife
  • yard stick
  • pen
  • optional: self-healing cutting mat

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

In order to prevent the edges of the peel & stick from coming up, you’ll want to inset the poster about 1/8″ on each side. So, measure your bench, then measure and mark where to cut on the back side of your poster. Next, just cut it out. I used a ruler and a craft knife because I knew if it cut it with scissors it wouldn’t have been a clean/straight cut, but you’re welcome to use scissors if you want to.

Now, just line up the top and left side of your peel & stick, press down, and rub your hand down the bench to the other side in order to stick it on without any bubbles. And with that, you’re done! See, super simple.

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

I was actually really lucky that my plants already matched the colors on the peel & stick, so I didn’t even have to go out and buy new pots!

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

DIY Garden Bench Personalization - Snaps: A Blog from SnapBox

So what do you think? Do you like the design? Do you see a personalized garden bench in your future?

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2 Comments

  • Reply Haeley @ Design Improvised September 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I love how this bench turned out – you picked the perfect pattern for the peel & stick. I thought it was some fancy paint treatment you had done at first. So good!

    • Reply Brittany September 21, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Thanks so much Haeley! We’re kind of obsessed with it too ;)

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