Many months ago, we found this magazine holder at the thrift store with a kinda, sorta plan but it ended up sitting in the basement collecting dust. I decided it would make a great flower planter this Spring.
I originally planned to line the inside with plastic and using real dirt and flowers but my husband suggested I use fake flowers, probably because he knows my history with flowers. Knowing he was right, I decided to make this project super simple. I grabbed an empty 2 liter soda bottle and some fake flowers.
You could totally see the soda bottle from the back side so I place an old piece of green fabric in the back to cover the soda bottle.
Now I have flowers for the porch that don't need any care at all. You could certainly line the magazine holder or even find a plastic flower planter that fits inside for real flowers but I'll stick to my fake flowers this year.