DIY Project ~ My Bicycle Planter

Barb Rosen
by Barb Rosen
30 Minutes
For about a year, I have been admiring those bicycle planters on Pinterest and Hometalk and wanting to make one for our garden. Finding the bike was the hardest part! Then my friend, Renee’, bought a fancy new bike and gave her still usable one to another friend, Suzie. Long story made short: I now had Suzie’s old junker, which was perfect for my project!This old Huffy did not have any baskets, but I had a wire half basket and a woven basket in my shed. A little white spray paint later, they matched and were ready to go!The plants were the only thing I didn’t have on hand, so at three for five dollars, this project was done for just ten dollars! Follow the easy pictured steps to create a bicycle planter of your own! This one is drawing lots of compliments parked in our front garden, and I can switch out the plants to keep this planter colorful and seasonal!
For more pictures and details, click on the link below and see my complete blog post!
My bicycle planter complete with streamers!
Assemble the materials : baskets, plants, dried moss (sphagnum or spanish moss), metal rebar or fence piece, plastic bags.
Step # 1 ~ pound the metal fence piece or rebar in the ground so your finished bike planter is supported.
Step # 2 ~ Attach the baskets to the bike (see more detail on the blog post)
Step # 3 ~ line the baskets with grocery bags to retain moisture and add your plants.Tuck moss in for a finished look.
Step # 4 ~ Add ribbon streamers to the handle bars
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  • Hilda  May Hilda May on Jan 19, 2019

    I definitely want to do this in the spring! Hubby has bikes that need to be recycled-no pun intended!

  • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on Jan 19, 2019

    Have fun making your bike planter, Hilda May! They are fun to plant and decorate year-round!