I’m so excited to be sharing this guest post from Sadie Seasongoods! She has such a creative eye for craft and I know you will enjoy her project.
I don’t know about you, but I love vintage and thrifted kitchen goodies- gadgets, hand towels, salt-and-pepper shakers, you name it! And when we bought our house last summer, the front porch had a hook in the ceiling, just begging for a hanging basket to be hung. And in true Sadie Seasongoods fashion, I decided to build one using something repurposed.
Enter the cute old colander- often found in thrift stores and antique shops!
The next step was adding hooks/clips to the handles so that I could attach the chain. I bought two carabiner/spring hooks at the hardware store and clipped one to each handle.
To keep each carabiner “locked” in place, I used 16-gauge jewelry wire to wind around the carabiner and colander handle.
Part of the charm of using a colander as a planter is that it already has holes for soil drainage! But I don’t want potting soil to crumble out over time, so I added a layer of cheesecloth inside the colander before adding potting soil.
A length of chain was clipped to each carabiner (I’ll hang it using a link or two on the hook), and then I added potting soil and some annuals (alyssum, in my case). How about that?
I am LOVING my little colander planter and may need to upcraft another one. Time to hit the thrift shops again!
Until next time…