Umbrella Planter


Our backyard has no shade. In order to avoid the standard, not so pretty umbrella stand that blows over easily in the wind, I made these!
Umbrella stand and flower planter all in one!
You will need the following:
PLASTIC pot (the one shown is approx 20 inches tall from Walmart)
bag of quikrete
piece of 2 inch pvc pipe that will extend 4-6 inches above the pot (mine are 26 inches)
a plastic sandwich bag
a post level if available
a bag of potting soil
plants
umbrella
Directions: Mix the quikrete inside the flower pot according to directions on the bag.
Immediately place a ziplock bag or a piece of cling wrap over the end of the pvc that will be in the quikrete.
Push the pvc into the mix and level the pvc.
Let dry overnight.
The next day add dirt, flowers and your umbrella!
Directions: Mix the quikrete inside the flower pot according to directions on the bag.
Immediately place a ziplock bag or a piece of cling wrap over the end of the pvc that will be in the quikrete.
Push the pvc into the mix and level the pvc.
Let dry over night.
The next day add dirt, flowers and your umbrella!
I have made one a year for the past 3 years. During round 2 I decided to spray paint the pvc pipe bronze to match the umbrella pole. Love it. Our back yard can be very windy at times and while these will almost never blow over, the umbrella will blow up and out so I drilled a hole through the pvc with the umbrella inside it then placed a bolt and wing nut on the end to prevent this!
And last year I found these heavy duty plant rollers so now I can move my shade to where ever it's needed!!

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