I really love containers, but they can be PRICE-Y. And, by pricey, I mean trade in the car for a big, gorgeous planter pricey.
Not gonna happen.
So, I’m trying to be resourceful. After all, the plants can get expensive on their own.
Project 1: Can to Container
Subtitle: Cheering up the fence.
Step 1: Find a nice aunt (who happens to own a Dairy Queen), and ask nicely if you can get some empty hot fudge cans. (If you don’t have a nice aunt who owns a DQ, many restaurant owners will be happy to give you these large cans.)
Step 2: Drill three holes in the bottom of the can for drainage and two holes in the top for wire.
Step 3: Spray paint the color of your choosing (I chose to paint them the same color as our lawn furniture).
Step 3: Fill with potting soil (We picked up organic potting mix at the Davenport Compost Facility) and plant pretty flowers.
Step 4: Push wire through the hole and tied around fence posts.
I planted white and red “Potunias” – a petunia variety known for it’s mounding tendency.
Any thrifty ideas for containers? I wanna hear them!