We went to Lowe's yesterday morning, these are the items that we bought. I would love to work there, but I wouldn't make any money, the company would be taking it out in trade. I love that store, truly a crafters warehouse! Not to mention that they have these awesome classes to for little and big projects, what a tease they are. So I thought that today I would share with you what I made yesterday and you too can make them. They are really easy to make and you can use them in the country or in an apartment balcony. They are fun!
So here we go! We are going to use one and if you decide you want to make more you will know what you need.
1 ten foot gutter 18 small screws
6 gutter straps drill
3 left end caps dirt
3 right end caps flowers or seeds
Cut your gutter into the lengths that you want your pots to be, I cut mine in all different lengths. After you have cut then the length that you want them to be, but the end caps on, I did this next because if you are using the metal ones they will be sharp. Now using your drill drill a few holes in the bottom if you want drainage or you can use a few stones, oyster shells, marbles or whatever you may have handy.
It didn't say to put these small screws in the ends, however I put three into the ends of each, the back, bottom and the front to hold these caps on. This is showing the sealant, but I just didn't trust it.
I placed a screw in the front
One in the back and one in the bottom
Now you have your flower pot, do what you will with it. Once you have it filled with your plants or seeds next to hook the straps on which is real quick no talent needed for this.
Flowers are planted, summer is here!
Okay good job so far, grab you a cold drink. Now we are to hanging them and this is really the easy part. Easy to hang, not easy to decide exactly where you want to hang them.
These gutter straps just clip in under the front lip and hook over the back side of the gutter, they come with the screw. Now that you know where you want them hung grab an extra set of hands to hold the pot while you use the drill to screw these beautiful creations of yours to the fence or whatever you are going to attach them to.
I used two straps to a planter. The longest is four feet and it is holding pretty good.
This is showing on the hung on the slats facing in, hung on the slats.
This one is showing hung on the outside. My plans are to make more and hang different sizes and colors. I do believe that spray paint will work wonderfully on the metal ones. I am betting that you can grow a great herb garden too, these aren't just for flowers.
I think since mom doesn't have a fence, she does have a wooden handrail at her place that these just might be a couple in her future and she doesn't even know it. She came back around to my way of thinking with the cable so now they are hooking it back up today. Still shaking my head over that on with her, I do love her, she is my mama.
Get outside and do something, anything will do!
~Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today!~ Brightest Blessing~