Ballard Designs Knockoff Clam Shell Planter

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I have been Oohing and Aahing,  actually Coveting the
Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter
 I’ve seen on the web.  Have you seen how much they are? $100 and more! 
(no thank you!) 
 Here’s my version and I think I knocked it off pretty well!

Can you guess what I made it out of?

Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter.  A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog
Like I mentioned, Ballard Design’s carries these amazing Faux Giant Shell Planters for $129

, yes $129!

Ugggh…I just cannot spend that!
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Doesn’t it look pretty with the succulents? $ 1 2 9 !!!  OUCH!
My favorite is Jennifer’s over at Dimples and Tangles.  I love how elegant her orchid looks in the clam shell and have been on the lookout for my own ever since.  She got hers from Ballard’s Backroom for a smokin’ hot deal! 
Well I’m never that lucky so I had to rack my brain a bit and improvise! 
Again, $129…OUCH!
I started out with this Plastic Clam Shell that I found for 99cents at Goodwill.  I have seen them used as a soap display in bathrooms.  We used ours as a chip bowl at our Luau – yes we are classy entertainers! 
Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter out of a plastic shell bowl.  A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog
Pretty in orange, isn’t it?  If you are not in the mood for Goodwill, you can orders your very own online at Amazon:

                                                                  

I contemplated different ways to make it look more like a shell and decided to use Rustoleum Stone Texture Spray Paint.   I have used it before on my Outdoor Planters and Outdoor Garden Urn and love the texture!
You can also grab some from Amazon.com or your local hardware store.

 

Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter transformed by using Rusto-oleum stone texture spray paint.  A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog
I ended up using the darker speckled color as the white stone didn’t show up very well. 
Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter transformed by using Rusto-oleum stone texture spray paint.  A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog

I am super pleased with the results and excited that it dried in less than a few hours.

Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter transformed by using Rusto-oleum stone texture spray paint on a plastic shell bowl.  A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog

Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter. A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog

I purchased the orchid from our local nursery and planted it in the large clam shell.

I am in LOVE! and for less that $10 I think it looks stunning on my kitchen table!

Ballard Designs Inspired Faux Giant Clam Shell Planter. A great high-end knockoff for a fraction of the price!  via Curb Alert! Blog
If you don’t have a green thumb then maybe try this faux orchid version and it will look just as stunning!

I would LOVE it if you would PIN this image below!  Pretty Please!

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Here are some 
More Awesome KnockOffs!
right here at Curb Alert!
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my no sew version

And be sure to visit some of my other friends this week as they also create some amazing Knockoff versions of high-end decor! 
I just can’t get enough of those knockoffs, how about you?
So what do you think about my Giant Faux Clam Shell Planter? 
I’d love for you to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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26 Comments

  1. Wow, girl! Ballard actually brought those clam shells to Haven last year and I remember thinking how big and heavy they were! (We used one in a decor challenge.) You certainly did an awesome job with this knockoff- the spray looks perfect on it!

  2. Amazing!! It looks every bit as good as Ballard's…for a fraction of the price. I've pinned, I'll be looking around to see what I can use this spray paint on!
    Saw you featured at Knock off Decor
    Debbie 🙂

  3. Absolutely love this! The power of spray paint amazes me! I'm just starting in the world of Blogville and am so inspired by the talent of people like yourself. Michelle at ourcraftymom.blogspot.com

  4. I am so excited to try the clam shell bowl as I have two of them. I bought the spray and wonder if you used "Bleached Stone" spray paint ( shade) Rustoleum paint? Do you know the color of the paint that you used?
    Thank you.
    Janet

  5. Tami this is so cool!! I love that you got this for 99 cents and you used it for chip bowl. It looks much more elegant than the orange plastic, but we are equally classy here 🙂

  6. I can't believe that clam was a dollar store find, you transformed it so beautifully! Like Amy I have never seen that spray paint used before either but love how it turned out! This is such a great knock off!

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