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Quilt Rack Turned Outdoor Planter

This is a quick and easy project that will add a little something different to your backyard.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
I gathered all my material for this project and took it to my backyard where I would be working on it. Quilt rack, plant container, an old belt and paint.
I painted the rack in Artful minds Outdoor Paint from Michaels in Harbour View Blue.
Here it is painted. You will need two coats.
Next step is to spray paint your container . I did this in a Hammered Grey. This step is optional. You can leave it the original colour if you prefer.
Next I took my belt, measured around my container then cut to desired length. Using my screwdriver and 3/4 " wood screws attached the belt to the inside of the quilt rack. You are going to make a saddle.
Here is what it should look like. Attach the other side, and do the same with the other piece of your belt.
Here it is finished. You now have a saddle for your container.
Next step is to plant your flowers in your container. I used red geraniums , some trailing ivy and lobelia.
Place your container into the saddle and you now have an amazing outdoor planter.

Materials used for this project:

  • Quilt rack
  • Artful Minds Outdoor Paint Harbour View Blue   (Michaels)
  • Plant container
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Wendy
    on Jun 27, 2017

    This looks lovely, I love that blue!

    • Wendy
      on Jun 28, 2017

      I love that! It makes me smile as well :)

  • Charlee Hunter
    Charlee Hunter Troy, MI
    on Jun 29, 2017

    Terrific idea! I just happen to have a quilt rack I need to do something with!

    • Melanie
      Melanie Canada
      on Jun 30, 2017

      Thanks Charlee, I plan on bringing this indoors in the winter and planting herbs in it.

  • Nan
    Nan Canada
    on Jul 4, 2017

    Love this. I just happen to have one I was ready to throw out. Super idea for the herb garden in the house as well. Double duty.

    • Melanie
      Melanie Canada
      on Jul 4, 2017

      Thank you. I inherited this one from my sister in law she was going to throw it out, so I rescued it.

  • Lynne Webb
    Lynne Webb
    on Jul 4, 2017

    Amazing and how many old quilt holders do we see sitting at flea markets or thrift stores? What an inspiration. Now I'm on the hunt. I see chives growing in mine as well.

    • Melanie
      Melanie Canada
      on Jul 4, 2017

      Thanks Lynne. Good luck on your hunt.!

  • Pixiebabydoll
    on Jul 4, 2017

    Have an idea too, add a small bottom shelf to it and even more growing space!{cut a piece of scrap wood place it on bottom support screw in from sides before you paint then voila extra shelving! {Love this idea!} You did SUPER thing saving unwanted stuff from trash!

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