Old Colander Succulent Planter

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I found an old colander at Goodwill and gave it a new purpose! A succulent planter! Wouldn't this be a great gift idea?
There's nothing I love more than aqua blue and succulents!
I found this old colander at Goodwill and knew just what to do with it!
I gave it a couple of coats of Rust Oleum's Aqua spray paint.
Next, I added some gravel to the bottom of the colander for good drainage.
A layer of dirt was added.
I added in my gorgeous succulents!
Last but not least! I added in gravel on top!
Gorgeous plants! Succulents are my favorite!

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  • Beautifulgardens
    on Jul 9, 2016

    I have succulents in a small bird cage probably used for a wedding that I found at Savers and lined with a coco liner before filling with soil and plants. They are doing great so now I will have to try them in a collander too. Great idea!

  • Jeanne
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Love it! I just bought a vintage plain metal colander at a garage sale today. I think I'd seen this post before, because I had absolutely no use for the colander but bought it anyway. Can't wait to try it!
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