Spring is here and after a few amazing Northern California days teasing us with her sunshine, I am ready to spruce up my outdoor space! My first mission was to add some color or greens by the front door, so I created this super cool planter box.
It turned out so cute that I decided to share it with you in a workshop. The venue? Sweet Pea’s in Vacaville seemed the natural choice! Where better to create a planter box than at the location that offers the largest succulent selection in California? After speaking with Noelle De Martini, “The Queen of Succulents”, we scheduled a May 11 workshop.
After creating this fun address planter piece, I was inspired to create more for my yard. Remember my spring cleaning ideas that I shared with you last month? While spring cleaning, I also reduced clutter so I had a couple of boxes of things that I intended to donate or repurpose. I went through that box in search of items I could turn into planters. Low and behold! That box combined with internet inspiration, gave me the container gardening bug!
I found a few things in those boxes that I can turn into planters. Due to my busy schedule creating for upcoming workshops, along with “momming” a busy 10-year-old, I wanted to share with you what I found online. These projects seem like so much fun to make. I can’t wait to have a day that I can get back to planting, creating and adding color to the yard!
Enter the April Planter Challenge to Win!
I have a challenge for you! Help inspire me and our readers by creating any of these items or come up with one of your own! Upload your photos and share with us using the form below.
By sharing, you will be entered in a contest and your planter creation will be featured in an upcoming post on the Blue Jays and Butterflies Facebook and Instagram pages. One lucky winner will receive a seat at my May 11, 2019 Address Planter workshop.
The Chair Planter
Ok, so I do not have one of these laying around, but you better bet, I am going to be on the hunt for a chair I can use as a planter.
The Chevron and Shell Planters
If you are anything like me, you have a few spare pots laying around. With a bit of painters’ tape and an afternoon, you could create a bold, playful statement like this.
2nd Hand Colanders
Look around the kitchen or at a neighbor’s garage sale for a cute way to bring old kitchen items to life.
Toys and Pitchers
Used toys, garden items and anything that will hold a bit of soil and plants can be used for container gardening.
These Boots are Made for Plantin’
Take the kids’ used wellies or Mom’s fun rainboots and make pots out of those too! You can line up on the porch or hang from the fence.