How to beautify barrels?

I am cutting 55 gallon drums in half to plant dwarf fruit trees. I would like ides of ways to make them a little more attractive yet still survive the weather.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 26, 2018
    you can paint the plastic barrels.
  • Lynn Lynn on Mar 26, 2018
    Put solar lights facing up at them, pretty at night
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 26, 2018
    Use outdoor stain on them
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 26, 2018
    I would paint them to go with other pots you have and even decorate them if you want to.
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 26, 2018
    You could paint any type of design on them. They don't have to be solid colored.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 26, 2018
    You could paint them a pretty color like turquoise or yellow - you could even stencil a pretty design. Just be sure to use paint that's meant for metal and outdoors. Have fun!
  • Bijous Bijous on Mar 26, 2018
    1. Wrap them with large gauge rope. Glue the rope to the barrel with contractor's glue and weave light gauge wire up 3 or 4 sides to make sure the rope is tight together. Spray paint the rope or leave it. Use polyurethane to seal,
    2. Wrap tightly with chicken wire then smear with light-weight cement. Use a mixture of 1 part concrete, 1 part perlite and 1 part peat moss to water to make a cake batter consistency. Cover with large pc. of plastic for at least 2 - 3 weeks. Paint or leave cement color.
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