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09 June 2013

An easy re-purpose planter

A fun and easy planting project this last week. Simply a vintage rusty 70's enamel colander has become a unique planter. I am having a love affair with apple green this summer----watch for more projects with this color.


 since the colander by nature is not designed to hold water.....

I moistened and added a thick layer of spaghnum moss to the bottom and part way up the sides.
A good quality potting soil and low growing fragrant Alyssum

 Don't forget to add a saucer underneath the colander!

Once this fills out, I will be back to post the
Viola of this easy re-purpose project.

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10 comments:

Petek Uluğ Peteğin Keyif Dükkanı said...

A nice and creative post...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I have Alyssum in mine, too! ♥

The Painted Cottage Studio said...

Great colander idea, drainage holes are already there. This would give me something fun to look for at the next rummage sale!

~Michelle

Charlene said...

Now I'll be watching my enamel colander for signs of rust just so that I can do this!

Melody said...

Hi Debbi! Great idea. You can also line that colender with Glad Press and Sealfor no leaks on furniture.

Deb said...

Very interesting - I love seeing antiques like that put to good use. Very pretty!

Ann K said...

How creative! And with the holes in the colander, you don't need to make any drainage holes for water overflow!

Jami said...

So clever - I have one that looks just like yours and it's starting to rust - but it came from Ikea. :)

Jody and Stan said...

Love your colander idea. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.

Take Care,
Jody

September Violets said...

I've often admired this idea and am still looking for a decent colander in the thrift shop! Great colour on your colander ... blends right into the garden theme. Wendy

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