Turn a Purse Into a Planter


Summer is finally here and it's been just fabulous to be planting flowers. I love to find unusual things to use as planters and when I saw this $1 wicker purse at a thrift store I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it... turn it into a planter. For all the details on this project please check our my blog post at http://www.thriftyrebel.com/2013/06/how-to-plant-bag-of-blooms.html
Here's my finished wicker purse planter.
All I needed was a purse or two, some plastic bags without holes in them, and some pea gravel.
Cut the bag to size and insert into the purse. Then add about 2" of pea gravel into the bottom.
Add the potting soil.
And add whatever plants you like.. and that's it.

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  • Lillian Tremblay
    on May 17, 2015

    Last summer I found a plasticy purse for kids the kind you can carry sand toys in. I filled mine up with earth and flowers - only problem is that the earth kept coming out...this year have to find a way for the earth to stay in - maybe line it with plastic.

    • Color Me Thrifty
      on May 26, 2015

      @Lillian Tremblay That's exactly what I did Lillian. I lined my bags with plastic. It also keeps the dirt away from the purse.

  • Ann L. Clapsaddle
    on May 21, 2015

    Love It! Thanks for the idea!

    • Color Me Thrifty
      on May 26, 2015

      @Ann L. Clapsaddle Thanks so much Ann! I hope you find a fun and fabulous purse for your planter.

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