You know, something unusual and fun. Maybe something that you wouldn’t normally consider for a planter!
Once the group decided on this months theme, I began looking for my container.
I thought that it would be easy, as I don’t always use a traditional pot to plant my flowers in.
Last year I used this Better Home and Gardens silverware holder as a planter.
I’ve even converted a table into a planter!
I have to admit to being a little stumped.
Until I came across this old magazine rack while getting ready for a garage sale!
My first thought was to paint it something bright and colorful.
However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that I liked the black.
So I decided to leave it alone!
Here are the supplies I used:
I needed to put something around the inside of the planter to hold all of the soil in.
A small wire, like chicken wire would work, but I chose to go with a more natural method instead.
Start on the bottom and add a thick layer of moss. Keep adding moss up the sides, making sure that there are no holes for the soil to fall out of.
I added moss until it was half way up the sides, forming a bowl.
Then I added soil.
Next, I continued to add moss up the sides until I had them completely covered to the top of my magazine rack.
Once this was done, I added flowers, back filling with soil.
Then I added more moss along the top and sides to make sure the moss was evenly distributed.
This is my creative planter!
I am so happy with it.
It is a perfect size for an outdoor table centerpiece.
After I finished my creative planter I found this container with a frog on it at Hobby Lobby.
9.99 less my 40% off coupon!
I love containers that have floral frogs on the top because it makes it super easy to make a flower arrangement!
So what did my creative planter cost?
Planter: free – dug out of the garage sale pile.
Spanish moss: free – I already had some around the house.
Until next time,
Now, I hope that you will join me as I visit my fellow Ten on the 10th bloggers! I can’t wait to see what they have created!