I am so happy the weather is getting warmer for some gardening in Western New York! In our community we cannot have garden beds so we improvise with planters, and one of my favorites that we have made was a planter stool.
We found the stool at a garage sale and Keith had the idea to turn it into a planter after I shown him one in a store, so much cheaper!
Make Your Own Planter Stool
Start by tracing out the bottom of your planter on the stool seat and trace where the stool will connect back to the seat.
Drill a few holes for saw to make a clean entry, make your cut with a saw-saw using safety, always use safety first! When you put your planter in it should stick out by the top a bit to make for easy removal and access to care for the plant.
After you have your planter in and everything set you can take it apart again and sand everything to paint it. We painted the seat white and went for a green color for the stool, it was a perfect way to use up some left over paint we have!
I’m going to be keeping my eye out for more to make another planter stool because I think it would make a great project for the kids to paint after being put together. We are teaching Korey about gardening this year since his Nanny and I both like to plant and garden. My great-grandmother had the best greenthumb in town. Keith is still cursing at her bulbs that he has to pull from a spot we are trying to make for a fountain.
She used to sell flowers out of her house and many went to businesses around here to keep their places looking beautiful in the Spring and Summer. I’m trying to learn better with plants but my greatness is lettuce and tomatoes.
We used this planter stool for hanging plants to drape over and they grew great, I just cannot find one picture of it! I will be looking for more plants to use this Summer in it, I cannot wait to go plant shopping.
Have you ever made your own plant holder? Do you like gardening?