Oil Drum Up Cycle -

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This adorable duo is a real eye catching container garden project that just makes you want to smile, even when it's raining! Just 2 old oil drums, 2 umbrellas, latex paint, styrofoam, soil and some hanging baskets are what you need to complete it.
Difficulty: Easy
  • Cute container gardens that are sure to catch the eye.
  • Step One: Buy 2 umbrellas with the colors of your choice. Match your paint at your local hardware store to ensure a perfect result. 1 quart per colour will do the trick.
  • Step 2: Paint several coats of latex paint to cover.
  • Step 3: Sketch your face on the drum with pencil. Paint your details using a good artist brush and acrylic craft paint.
  • Step 4: Fill the bottom of the drum with styrofoam and top up with good quality container garden soil mix.
  • Step 5: Plant each barrel with 3 - 12" mixed hanging baskets per drum. Fill in with soil. Add 2 cups of Slow Release Fertilizer and water well.
  • Ensure that you secure your umbrellas so they do not blow away on a windy day!

To see more: http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.ca/2013/04/earth-day-up-cycle-wars.html

  • Virginia M
    Virginia M Eastman, GA
    Can't wait to paint my rustic turpentine barrel that I didn't know what to do with....your's are gorgeous
  • Cyndi Neumann
    Cyndi Neumann Warne, NC
    These are SOOO Cute!
  • Juanita
    Juanita North Haven, CT
    These are adorable, think I'll make a smaller size using coffee cans.
  • Denise Hardy
    Denise Hardy Ireland
    These are beautiful - love them :) it makes me want to do something like it - or any type of craft project - I'm jealous - because I'm in Dublin, Ireland at the moment in a small(ish) apartment with no stuff to diy with - at least until June - when I
  • Emma Carpenter
    Emma Carpenter Williston, FL
    How adorable. Sadly, out here in the country without trash pickup, these barrels are used as burn barrels for trash. All these years and what a waste! I want one!!! Maybe hubby will part with a couple after I share your project with him. Keeping fingers
Tamara Jansen

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