Colander Planter

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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.

DIY Colander Planter

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 voilà! A colander planter was born.

DIY Colander Planter

For this simple DIY project, you will need:

DIY Colander Planter

Step 1: Place the coffee filters strategically around the inside of the colander. 

DIY Colander Planter

Step 2: Add the soil and fertilizer.

Step 3: From here you will plant your flowers/plants of choice, and cover with more soil to hide the coffee filters.

Step 4: Lastly, water your plants in place.

You can also choose to hang the colander by its handles with wire or chains to create a hanging plant option.

DIY Colander Planter

The colander planter has made a nice home next to our succulent garden

How are you enjoying what spring has to offer?