This Door Was Saved From a Bonfire

Carol Harper
by Carol Harper
2 Materials
We were invited to a friend's bonfire and this door was destined to be burned. I asked if I could have it, with no idea what I would make with it. After looking at it for several days, I thought it would make a great planter.
old and dirty
I started by removing the hardware and cracked Plexiglas, and cleaning it with Dawn dishwashing liquid and a water rinse.

I spray painted the door with Island Splash spray paint
Spray paint
Added some decorative metal trim
decorative metal trim
I added strung acrylic beads and antique looking hardware.
I added a planter and plants.
Now it's a hanging planter to compliment the Fairy Garden.
Suggested materials:
  • Old door   (trash)
  • Acrylic beads and fishing string   (Walmart)
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  • Elisabet Elisabet on Aug 26, 2016
    where did you find all the "spindly" things to put in the door opening?

  • Cheryl Moran Cheryl Moran on Jan 31, 2017
    Sorry, but I am more interested in your fairy garden. I have a concert birdbath that I would love doing something with. Can you help?

  • Irene Irene on Jan 31, 2017
    where did you find the metal trim that's on the bottom, please?

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