Don’t throw away that old metal bucket! Let me show you how to make it into an Upcycled Planter you’ll use all summer long.
The star of today’s post is an old metal bucket that I’ve had for well over 20 years. I’ve used it for faux plants, as well as a trash can for our bathroom. It has served me well and I just could not part with it, so I decided to give it new life as an Upcycled Planter! Let me show you how.
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What you’ll need to create your own Upcycled Planter:
- Metal Bucket or other container
- Unfinished Wood Country Candle Cups
- RL Dixie Belle Paint Brush
- Oyster Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint
This project started with an old metal bucket that I wanted to upcycle into a planter for a hydrangea. Hydrangeas need be well drained if they are not planted in the ground. Too much water and they will drown. (Ask me how I know this!) So I decided to elevate the piece with small wooden “legs”.
Then, I drilled holes in the middle of the places I had marked.
Remember: You can totally leave this part out depending on what you are using it for.
And finally, I screwed the legs into place.
Then, I added additional drain holes with the same drill to make sure my hydrangea plant had plenty of drainage.
Now it’s time to paint!
To finish off the project, I added two coats of Silk All-In-One Paint in the color Oyster to the entire piece.
Once dry, add your plant and put out for display.
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