I wiped it over and checked for holes etc and thought about how it could be fixed to the fence.
How to Transform a Hatbox Into Delightful Patio Planter
I saw this rusty old tin Victorian Hat Box hidden underneath a table at a antique brick a brack stall in London for a few pounds and instantly thought it could make perfect planter for the patio garden area on the fence .
I initially thought to tie string around the rim and hang it as didn’t want to drill holes into the antique piece if I could avoid it.
I tried to make a loop fixing with string and wasn’t sure if this would hold the weight.
Upon seeing if it would hold and hang properly unfortunately the weight was too much and it broke. So on next to plan B which was to try hanging it on a sturdy screw on the fence by its tin lid handle. This handle was positioned centrally and the hinge was strong too.
I hung the planter by the lid handle onto the fence screw and it held nice and sturdily .
I decide to add a nice red Geranium plant to contrast with the original teal blue painted inside and think it compliments it beautifully. I'm now on the look out for other vintage tins/boxes to upcycle into planters as they are so original and very adorable!
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