15 Minute Thrift Find Hanging Planter

5 Materials
$10
15 Minutes
Easy

As a repurpose junkie, I'm always looking for new ways to use thrift finds.


But when I found a pretty metal wall planter, I decided nothing could be better than using it as it was intended. 15 minutes later I had a row of bright flowers hanging on my garden wall!

15 minute thrift find hanging planter

This is what $2.99 got me at my favorite thrift store.


I'm always game for a pretty metal find, and the scrollwork matched my creative style perfectly.


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15 minute thrift find hanging planter

For the "pots" I decided to revisit an idea I had used with a similar thrift find - that I did repurpose: empty food cans.


These smaller cans, however, had those pull-tab tops - which are great for opening, but leave dangerous sharp edges. My solutions: a smooth edge can opener.

15 minute thrift find hanging planter

It cuts the entire top from the can so you're left with a smooth, safe opening!

15 minute thrift find hanging planter

Next, I shot the cans with a single coat of spray paint - just enough to cover the brash silver surface so they would blend in with the color of the planter better.


The single coat dried in about 10 minutes in the summer sun, then I drilled a few holes in the bottom of each can.

15 minute thrift find hanging planter

Some pretty vincas later...and I had a bright splash of color on my garden wall.

15 minute thrift find hanging planter

Sometimes a simple upcycle really can be better than a repurpose project - and this was one of those times.


Happy Thrifting,

Karen

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  • Lois
    on Jul 6, 2019

    Great thrift store find! Fun project and it looks so pretty!

  • Maude LaFountain
    on Jul 7, 2019

    That turned out awesome! I love using cans for projects ! I cut my kids off that way and save the lids for another project as soon as I find one to us the lids on .....lol ! Anyway your project is awesome I love it ! Thanks for sharing !!

    • Thank you, Maude! That's a good idea to save the lids too..I've seen them repurposed into cute little garden markers.

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