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?