Welcome to the last installment of the four-part spring craft blog hop challenge for 2015! This hop will run from May 26th – June 20th. We’re challenging you to create a craft project that reflects a general spring or summer theme, Father’s Day, or Fourth of July.
Please join us in this challenge and link-up your crafty creation at the bottom of this post and have it shared on 12 blogs!
Hello again, savvy savers! To kick off the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop, I’m sharing with you one of my new favorite upcycled crushes around my home, my new front porch chair planter!
To begin, I often finds little treasures on the side of the road in my area. People locally, often separate their trash from furnishings and items they anticipate others may be able to upcycle, and in the spirit of recycling, I am often on the prowl for such items! Just week before last, on a trip home from the market I spotted this beauty, a used, but in awesome condition, children’s chair. I loved the color of the chair, and as it was already pre-varnished, it also would help cut down on prep work as well! Notice, the seat was also removed, making this chair easily adaptable as a planter.
1) To begin, I dusted and polished the chair, removing all dirt, and lightly sanding the inner arm rests to prevent splinters.
2) Next, I went to my gardening shed, and found a used plastic pot from my local Dollar Tree, that I also use to mix up potting soil mixtures, and as both the color and the price were perfect, I decided to use this as my pot.
3) Please note, my flowers will need proper drainage, so I punched three holes in the bottom of the pot. Also at this step, if you have a lose fitting pot, it is advisable to punch a hole on each side of the pot, drill through the chair and secure with either a bolt and nut or inverted cable tie.
4) I then went to my flower beds, and found an area of begonias already in need of thinning, and carefully removed six plants, which were planted into my pot.
5) I used my Homemade Miracle Grow Potting Mix to plant the flowers in the pot.
6) I placed a terra cotta saucer under the chair to prevent soil drainage onto my front porch.
7) I positioned my chair onto the porch.
8) As it is Summer, I waited until dusk and watered my planter thoroughly; I will continue to water the planter daily for three days, as it is a new planting, and then water twice weekly throughout the remainder of the season.
So, that’s it! Easy peasy, huh? I love how versatile chair planters are, and how I was able to make this project for FREE! Moreover, I will also be able to use this planter four seasons and change the look easily, as I am already planning to plant mums and use this chair as part of my Halloween and then Harvest themed holiday vignette. I love how it adds to my front porch!
If you have a chair planter, or a great idea for seasonal front porch upcycling, please leave me a comment below, and let me know! I would love to feature your idea as a guest post on my blog!
Here’s to upcycling!
Meet all 12 hosts of the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop 4!
Each host will be sharing their own craft to kick off the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop challenge, so make you visit each host to see their fabulous creations!
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- Erlene @My Pinterventures Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Ashleigh @Simply Wright Pinterest/Bloglovin/Instagram/FB/G+
- Stephanie @Casa Watkins Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Misty @The Lady Prefers 2 Save Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Amanda @The Kolb Corner Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Crystal @Penny Loves Projects Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/Bloglovin/G+
- Debi @Surroundings by Debi Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Melissa @Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/G+
- Beverly & Gloria @Across the Boulevard Pinterest/Twitter/FB/G+/G+
- Kristen @The Road to Domestication Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/YouTube
- Kate @Creative House Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
- Christine @Where The Smiles Have Been Pinterest/Twitter/Instagram/FB/G+
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Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop 4 – General Spring & Summer crafts, Father’s Day, and July 4th crafts
- Link-up your craft or DIY tutorial that fit the themes of the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop. Links that do not fit the themes will be deleted.
- DO NOT link-up food or recipes.
- DO NOT link-up round-ups unless all the craft posts are yours.
- DO NOT link-up Etsy items or things for sale
- DO NOT link-up posts you’ve shared on past Spring Craft Blog Hops for 2015.
- Link directly to your post and not your blog.
Show us what you’ve created and be seen on 12 blogs!