How to Make a Cute Farmhouse Pulley & Hanging Bucket Planter
Today, I am going to show you how I made a DIY farmhouse pulley and hanging bucket planter for my porch. It isn’t quite warm enough here in Michigan for real flowers to be out on my porch, so I wanted to come up with something to fill the space.
I also had this old pulley which I knew I wanted to use for a repurpose of some sort.
Here is what I used: an old pulley, pail, watering can, and rope from the dollar store.
1. Cut the rope to length
I doubled the rope around the pulley and figured out what length I wanted.
After I had the length figured out, I cut the rope to that length and used some hot glue to keep the rope in place.
2. Attach the rope
I cut one side of the rope shorter so the pieces wouldn’t hang even. You want one side shorter than the other. Then I double-tied the rope around the handles of the watering can and pail.
3. Add the floral foam & foliage
I added some floral foam into the pail to hold the foliage in. Put it in real tight so if the winds come up it will keep the greenery or flowers inside the pail.
I cut my foliage into individual pieces to be able to place in the pail and I always find it stays in the containers better this way.
How to make a pulley & bucket planter
I love how this farmhouse pulley and hanging bucket planter turned out! Now I can have a plant on my porch even if it frosts at night. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Next week hopefully I will be sharing how my new raised bed area is coming along. I am using repurposed items for that too.