More of My Unusual Planters
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Every year in my small hometown a church group holds a huge yard sale , and I always make sure I go home to be able to attend it. The ladies that organize it know I am a diyer and tend to set things aside for me. One of my finds from last year was an old bike and an antique highchair. I never did anything with either except store them in my shed. I dug out the bike and decided it was time to do something with it. It was a perfect Saturday project.
I found a picture on Pinterest that I loved as a garden inspiration project. It was fun and whimsical and just the “perk up” that my yard needed. And it had birdhouses, which I love! I used to visit a group board on Pinterest called Grace and Whimsy Guest Gardening Board and it always made me happy. Thisproject proved a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. This was mainly because I wanted everything to be removable so that I can change the decor and flowers easily with the seasons. I have some red, white and blue birdhouses to swap out for the Fourth of July. In the fall, I plan to fill it with pumpkins. I have some fun Halloween repurposed wine bottles to put on top instead of the birdhouses, too. What are seasonal decor ideas that you would incorporate into this planter?
I had one of those days today. I was so excited about how these turned out and was out front taking pictures in the sunshine.I'm watching my son's dog this week so he along with our two were out front with me since it was beautiful! I had two of them on long lines, and was taking the pictures when some random cat ran right through the yard, seriously right past my table with the pots on them. There was a flurry of activity and the table when over, the pots fell, one broke, the plant fell out and broke, the chair ended up about 15 feet from where it was, my dog was wrapped around it, was limping, the other was around a tree. I wasn't very happy. Not only because of the pot but that plant had been knocked over in various pots at least 3x last year. I've babied it and I was so happy it was finally doing well.
I didn’t intend to start this project. I am in the middle of so many others, but I am afflicted or gifted, depending on how you look at it, with trasho-distracto-imagination-disorder.
It's spring and I'm eager to work in my flower beds!! One of the projects on my to do list is to make a trellis for my Rose bush to climb on. Every year my Rose bush produces long runs and they always end up going behind the deck or up the foundation headed for the siding.I normally end up cutting the runs off and its a never ending cycle all summer long. So this year I will be able to use my new trellis and hopefully enjoy more blooms!This trellis also would be amazing for a veggie garden as well!
Large cement planters make for great, modern outdoor style. However, as a DIY option, they take a lot of cement, and building the forms is no small task. When I saw these smaller, solid cinder blocks available at Menards for only $1.09, I decided to give this simple technique a shot. We're thrilled with the results.
Each month, a group of blog friends and I get together to make a project around one common ingredient from Home Depot. This month's item we had to incorporate was concrete. I had never really worked with concrete before and it was a great learning experience. I wanted to create something that was for concrete newbies like myself. I wanted it to be easy yet beautiful! Enter: DIY Concrete Planter. This planter is made from an old towel drenched in concrete and hung over a bucket to dry. Couldn't be easier!
If there is one thing I love about the DIY world, it's giving an ordinary, cheap item a makeover and making it look like I spent more money on it than I did. I love the look on the faces of family and friends when they see something at my house, and the shock and excitement we receive from them when they find out that Rob or I have created or flipped these pieces ourselves. This cheap, plastic tub/bucket was given to me with random goodies inside at Christmas and I repurposed it for Bo's shoes before purchasing a nice basket for his room. This week I decided to give it a major makeover, and what was once an ordinary green plastic bucket is now an extraordinary planter hanging beautifully outside.
I saw a cement planter that someone made using a rain boot and I thought it would be really cute to make a planter out of a Converse high top sneaker. I love experimenting with unique shapes of existing items to make planters out of. Why not a cement sneaker planter?My biggest challenge was actually just trying to find cheap high top converse sneaks. I was hoping to find an old pair at a Goodwill, but I skipped the trip and took the easy way out and ended up getting a pair on eBay for 12 bucks.
This year, I decided to grow my squash seedlings in a large container instead of planting them directly into the ground. The only problem was that I didn't have a large container. But, searching behind the garage, I found an old, used plastic garbage box. Some time ago, we'd upgraded to a different box, and our curbside waste disposal company hadn't wanted to take the old one back.It would work as a container, but I would definitely have to dress it up!
Hey guys, today I'm sharing a recent budget-friendly project I did. If you love to paint pots like I do, you have probably encountered chipped paint. Especially on outdoor pots. I left this one outside over the window (oops, don't do that), and it fought a hard battle with the cold, rain, and snow. It lost, though. :)Here's what it looked like this spring:
This shabby chic burlap planter idea is a wonderful (and frugal) addition to any front porch or patio. It is simple, extremely inexpensive and absolutely adorable! Using burlap, twine and an old bucket, you can make a farmhouse-feel planter in under 15 minutes!*For more frugal DIY decor ideas, farmhouse charm and backyard chickens, come see me here!*
This time of year is the greatest … back out in the garden, in the sun, doing yard work, and mowing. I can get some of my best thinking done while I'm on a mower.I love to repurpose and upcycle, so it's also the perfect time to start pulling out my stuff and making new things for my yard and garden.
I love old road maps and have a stash of them at home that I keep for crafting. They are cheap craft paper, that can really add interest to a project. One of the most popular map crafts on my post is my pretty map roses.This time I decided to make some fun map buckets that I used as plant pot covers. They only took 10 mins to make and are waterproof as well as looking funky.
In all my years of thrifting and vintage hunting, it has become very clear that I am attracted to vintage stools! Not a bad thing for sure, but there are only so many bottoms to sit on those stools! 😉 I’m here to tell you, stools aren’t just for sitting any more! Today I’m chatting about how I DIY plant stands from vintage stools. Thrifty Style Team
So if you have solar lights, then no doubt at some point and time they developed that white hazy film over the panel. I have tried several hacks, the toothpaste, WD40, vinegar, nail polish remover...you get my drift. Some worked temporarily, others not at all. I finally found a product that works with little effort.
I purchased this piece from my local Facebook marketplace. While it was painted all purple, had no legs and had huge crystal knobs, I recognized exactly what piece of furniture it is as I have flipped many pieces in the last couple of years. I actually worked on the same dresser before. That was painted all black and when I sanded it down it had amazing mahagony veneer underneath, so I was hoping for similar results.
Today we’re talking all about framing a scarf.Not too long ago a reader asked me how to frame a Hermes silk scarf. While I don’t own any Hermes silk scarves, in our conversation I realized that I’ve framed a lot of vintage scarves and I have opinions about how to do it!Vintage scarves can easily become a piece of art in your home that feels fresher than a boring art print.So I’ll show you a couple different strategies for framing a scarf all involving mounting your scarf onto fabric, and I’ll give you my best tips for where to find great scarves.Learning how to frame a scarf is seriously one of the easiest DIY projects you will attempt. Even better, it’s the one project that anyone who comes into your home is going to comment on every time.So dig through your vintage scarves, find a gem, and let’s do this.First, let’s answer a couple questions.
Today, I’m sharing how to recycle a broken urn. Because a piece has a broken piece off the edge, don’t throw it in the trash. Here I will share steps to fix the broken edge.By the way, if you have been following Cloches & Lavender for any time, you know I love to recycle. As an example, this cabinet needed some love. Because it still works with my French Country home, I used chalk paint making it petty again.Besides the cabinet project, I also have a collection of antique tea cups and saucers. Not a tea drinker like me? After some thinking I show how to make a plate wreath. Now, back to how to recycle a broken urn. I found this urn thrifting some time ago, and I have used in our home before. However, I was tired of hiding the broken side. So, it was time to fix the broken edge.Let’s Take A Look And See How To Recycle A Broken UrnBefore I begin, I wanted to mention, this urn is made of resin of some sort. So I feel this is the best and easiest solution.First, a piece of spackle tape is added to give a base to the urn. After the tape, using a chip brush I add joint compound. This is the beginning how to recycle a broken urn. Brushing also seemed to be the best way to apply joint compound to the tape.
(This post was written in collaboration with H Potter but all thoughts and opinions are my own.) Are you looking for planting ideas for a window box? Wait until you see how to plant flowers in these GORGEOUS window boxes.When I first saw these stainless steel window boxes with an antique copper finish, it was love at first sight.I mean…wow!And I have to tell you, they are even more beautiful in person than they are online.About H PotterH Potter sells absolutely gorgeous garden decor and accessories. I’ve received a few items from them, and these copper window boxes might be my favorite because they added lots of character to my garden shed.H Potter is a family-owned business that has been accenting homes and gardens nationwide for over 20 years with distinctive items that can be used indoors and out.Their product line includes terrariums, lanterns, trellises, window boxes, planters, and torches, handmade by artisans using high-quality materials from stainless steel to copper to hand-blown glass.And let me tell you, from my experience, they are built to last and are just gorgeous!
I had this armoire in my one bedroom at the cabin and the brown was not working. It had been years and I was putting it off. Call it lazy, or just not inspired, but either way I didn't want to tackle it till now.I'm so glad I did!First step that everyone knows, wash it down and prepare for sanding.
We have a large wall by our backyard patio for which we need large wall art. And, I mean LARGE! Last week, I gave our front porch swing a mini-makeover. We are loving our new front porch sanctuary and are now turning attention to the back patio. Time to add some “zing!” to the back as we did to the front. (See last week’s porch swing makeover here.)
This project was so much fun to make! I love anything Patriotic/Americana, and what is more Patriotic than Uncle Sam?! I had some wood laying around from other projects, so I thought I would put together a Uncle Sam Porch Sitter. He turned out AMAZING!