Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colander Planter


Happy spring! I absolutely love this time of the year. Everything is so vibrant, fresh, and beautiful.
Before the weather gets too hot, my husband and I are taking advantage of this time by grilling and eating outdoors. However, I noticed that our outdoor table is missing something, and that would be color. The March 2013 Real Simple’s magazine article, “New Uses for a Colander,” had a glorious resolution for me: to turn a colander into a planter.
Real Simple
 
I knew my plan would come to fruition, when I saw that World Market recently added vibrant colors to their stainless steel display. I used the tropical plant that my husband and I bought on our honeymoon in Hawaii. I also added some lovely purple mums for even more color. And voilĂ ! A colander planter was born.

Colander Planter


For this simple DIY project, you will need: a colander (preferably stainless steel), coffee filters, potting soil, fertilizer (optional).
First, you place the coffee filters strategically around the inside of the colander. Then you add the soil and fertilizer. From here you will plant your flowers/plants of choice, and cover with more soil to hide the coffee filters. Lastly, you need to water your plants in place.
coffee filter
 
Fertilizer
 
You can also choose to hang the colander by its handles with wire or chains to create a hanging plant option.

succulent garden
The colander planter has made a nice home next to our succulent garden
How are you enjoying what spring has to offer?

1 comment:

  1. I AM ENJOYING SPRING AND I LOVE YOUR IDEAS. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATIONS!

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