If you’ve been visiting me over at Suburble, you’ll know that gardening has become quite the obsession of mine lately. I’ve been digging in the dirt and scratching my head over where on earth to plant my little “babies” in the earth, and this has led to some really fun projects. I love having lots of color on the patio, and an interesting DIY planter is a fun way to catch the eye of your guests. When I thought of making a tiered planter, I immediately remembered the wreath stand that I love so much (and often use all year round). I grabbed it and a pail, and suddenly, a tiered DIY planter was born!
- Darice Standing Metal Wreath Hanger
- Darice Tin Pail with Handle
- Large Planter
- Potting Soil
- Cordless Drill with Drill Bit
- Flowers (A small trailing plant works well for the top bucket.)
This hanging stand is so versatile. It can be used in all sorts of wonderful ways in the garden, but I knew that I wanted it to live in a planter.
I quickly drilled five holes into the bottom of the pail. Now keep in mind, smaller containers dry out faster, so consider asking for a drought-resistant plant when you visit the nursery. Otherwise, just make sure that your plants get lots of drinks over the summer.
Ivy is perennial (and somewhat invasive, so it does better in planters), so it will come back year after year. The petunias are annuals and will only last this year, but that allows me to change things up next year!
Spruce up your garden or outdoor planters with this cute painted watering can DIY garden decor!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!