Catherine Elsby of the Rustic Willow Blog recently created a lovely rustic masterpiece from items that you probably have lying around your garage.
Elsby’s unique DIY planter proves that one man’s trash can become another man’s treasure!
For this DIY project you will need:
One bag of Quikrete, a concrete mixing stick, water, two 5-gallon buckets, an old towel, and rubber gloves.
To begin, turn one of your 5-gallon buckets upside down and arrange the towel on top of the overturned bucket.
The ends of your towel should lightly skim the ground without bunching. If your towel is too long, feel free to cut off any excess with scissors.
Mix half of the Quikrete with water so that your mixture isn’t too runny. Be sure to wear rubber gloves to avoid concrete poisoning!
Mix your towel into the concrete slush you’ve created. If you can see any towel spots through the concrete, they will show up on your finished product. To avoid this, be sure to cover your towel completely and touch up any spots that you may have missed.
Let your towel dry on top of the overturned bucket for 24–48 hours. Make sure that you’ve draped it over the bucket evenly.
Once the entire towel is dry, remove the bucket and drill drain holes in the base of your planter.
Enjoy your stunning new planter!
As you can see, the dried concrete completely disguises the old towel.
This simple planter is perfect for your front porch or backyard garden!
Oh, and did we mention that this entire DIY project costs less than $5?
No one will ever realize that your new garden accessory was hiding in your garage all along!