DIY Tall Planters
I have always wanted to have a pair of tall planters at my front door. I have no idea why, but I just love them so much! I do not have a green thumb, but I am crafty and thrifty!
I decided to start looking for a pair of planters and I really got sticker shock. The cheapest ones I could find were over $100.00 a piece! There is no way I can justify spending over $200.00 just to make it look pretty at my front door.
But, being the crafty person that I am, I decided to make my own.
How To Make Tall Planters
It was super easy, I just found some tall trash cans at Wal-Mart, spray painted them with metal type spray paint, and they were ready to go! I did drill some holes in the bottom of the trash cans to allow any water to escape.
And then for the flowers, since I am not very talented, I went to Home Depot again, and found some clearance flower pots for $8.00 apiece. They are early spring flowers, so I will need to replace them, but for now, they look ok, and I have instant color at my front door.
I didn’t want to add tons of weight to the “planters” so I put in some empty paint cans, and added some pine cones into the cans for filler. This way, I didn’t have to use as much dirt to fill the containers. This gives some weight to the planters, but does not make them so heavy that I cannot move them.
Let Your Creativity Out
True they are not high dollar looking, but they serve their purpose, and I like them.
I think they will look even better once I have mature plants that are overflowing in the planters!
The total cost for me to make this pair of planters was:
$26.00 for the trash cans
$8.00 for the spray paint
$16.00 for the flowers
Total spent: $50.00
Not to bad for a Saturday afternoon project, don’t you think?