Make your own hanging planter

Make your own hanging planter


Posted 5th Apr 2018


If you have always wanted to grow your own tasty plants but find yourself short on space, a hanging planters could be the perfect solution

You will need:

1L of Cuprinol Garden Shades
1x Old wooden crate or toolbox
1x2" paintbrush
Drill and drill bits
Screwdriver
Tape measure
Rope (nylon cord is our recommendation) cut into four equal lengths
Your favourite herbs - oregano and sage are perfect choices for vertical gardening!

Directions

1 Drill drainage holes in the bottom of the wooden crate and sand off the rough edges to keep your herbs healthy. This will allow the water to drain and stop the wood from rotting.

2 Drill a hole for the rope in each corner and sand smooth.

3 Apply two coats of your favourite Cuprinol Garden Shades colour inside and out, allowing it to dry thoroughly between coats (green herbs look great against Coastal Mist!)

4 Cut four equal lengths of rope then thread each one through the holes in the corners and tie them on securely.

5 Attach the ropes to a metal hanging ring with a knot.

6 Once hung on your bracket, fill your brand-new planter with your favourite herbs, ready to be added to your salad at your next barbecue!

Top tips

Use a hair grip to make pulling the rope through the holes easier.

Metal curtain rings are perfect for attaching the rope to.

Tutorial courtesy of Cuprinol





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