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Garden Spools

I decided to make a planter box out of a cable spool and here's how I did it.
First I started with a plain medium size cable spool
Then I stained it a dark brown.
After I stained the whole spool I cut out 1 of the boards using a saw zall.
The best place to cut the board is right above the hole between the 2 nuts
Then I filled 2 one gallon milk jugs with water.
Placed the gallons into the spool
I made my planter boxes to sit inside the spool and I put 2 cotton wicks that I made from ripping up an old tee shirt.
I made an X in the milk caps and fed the end of the cotton wicks into it then I put the wick inside the milk jug
I set the planter box in the spool now if it doesn't rain for a while the planter box will get it's water from the milk jugs underneath thanks to the wicks all I have to do is lift up the planter and check the jugs every once and a while.
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 1, 2016

    Oooo this is SO cool! Such a unique idea.

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Jun 1, 2016

    Interesting idea .Ty for sharing.

  • Cori Widen
    Cori Widen
    on Jun 2, 2016


  • Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    on Jun 2, 2016

    SUhhWEET! The endless possibilities of what you could paint on the wide end of these... Personalize them with a house number, monogram, painted designs. Your watering method is EPIC!

  • Emily
    Emily Lewistown, PA
    on Jun 2, 2016

    That is beautiful!

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