DIY Umbrella Planter


Are you tired of your potted flowers always having to sit off-centered on your outdoor table because the umbrella pole is in the way? Me too! I decided to solve that problem by making my own umbrella planter!
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diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
Here's what I started with. The plastic pot cost me around $6 at Home Depot. The flowers are Impatiens.
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I marked where I wanted my hole to be after measuring my umbrella post, being sure to keep it as close to size as possible.
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
Then I drilled small holes around the circle.
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I used a sharp knife to cut the hole out all the way.
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
Then I fed the planted on to the umbrella post.
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
I added potting soil...My umbrella is probably going to wear a bit in that area since I'll need to keep my flowers watered, but I replace it every few years or so anyway!
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
Just need to add flowers. I chose Impatiens since I like to keep my umbrella up all summer and these love a shady spot.
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
Perfect solution!
diy umbrella planter, flowers, gardening, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture
No more off-centered flowers!
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