Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DIY BARN WOOD PLANTERS and more

Hey ya'll!
Since Spring has sprung around here, it really has me in the flower posting mood.

So I'd like to share a post of a few makeshift planters I've done.

The first is a basic box that I made out of leftover pieces of barn lumber from my Barn Wood Shelves and Cabinets:
Just build a basic rectangle and leave the top open. I also left a little gap in the sides (see pic #3 below.)
My little doggie Princess helped me try it out:
She fit. She loves being outside digging in flower dirt and such.
 I left the sides open a little bit so that the water would drain out easy.
And I also dry brushed on some black paint to give it a more primitive look. Don't cover up the old wood, just kinda add some streaks to it.

Then our (neighbors) cat, "Big Kitty" tried out another one that I installed.
I attached metal flower hangers to the wall under the window and used them to sit the box on.


And I have to share one more pic before I go. 
This is a photo from last summer.  I had seen numerous posts flying around on Pinterest showing how to use old galvanized tubs as planters. So I tried it in a few.


This one was one of my favorites.
I used a photo editor to get the framed "aged" affect.
Just take any size metal tub you may have and hang it from a regular Shepards hook.
Fill the bottom with soil and add your flowers.

One thing that I need to mention is that since the metal tub draws lots of heat, the flowers tend to need a lot of watering.

I went ahead and put in one of those glass, self watering things they've came out with that is shaped like a large ear dropper. I found it at the Dollar Mart for only $1.00. And it helped keep it moist a little bit between waterings.

 And I also had a few longer and wider tubs to try things in:
Old Tub was great as a Strawberry Planter!


This was the year before when I sewed a wildflower mix in the tub. They grew wonderfully and I got many cuttings for vases and jars out of it!

HAVE YOU STARTED PLANTING ANY FLOWERS YET THIS SPRING?

6 comments:

  1. great planters and flowers! And if you need to diversify, sell them as pet beds too! Cute!

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    1. Great idea Christine! plant & pet beds all in one lol.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! And they were both very easy to make also. An added plus!
      -Lisa

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  3. I planted my Pansies and Violas.
    Nice planters and they will fill out so nice!
    Happy Spring
    Earlene

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    1. Violas and pansies are a favorite of mine. They are just so cute and dainty looking.
      Happy Spring to you also!
      Thanks for stopping by!!
      -Lisa

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