Colander Planter Just add BEADS

May 23rd, 2010 in member junk     
MaddieMac MaddieMac, member
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So here is my little creation of my beaded planter, and a hanging one at that too.  Added beads to create this adorable hanging basket
So Im sure you have see many of these, or similer.  So I have been working in the garden lately and wanted to incorporate my stuff...okay okay my junk,,hee hee.  So off I went getting my creative juices flowing here.
Using the holes that are already in place I threaded my wire threw to make this a hanging basket
So I added tons of beads , one this project I went with tons of Random beads no pattern on this one, just what I had on hand.  Love the look
Next I got it all ready for my plant, here is a little hit straight from my Abuelita (GRANDMOTHER) add a few tiny rocks to the bottom of the planter for drainage, not only that I needed to weigh the colander down so this helps so much
So here is my little creation of my beaded planter, and a hanging one at that too.  Added beads to create this adorable hanging basket

So here is my little creation of my beaded planter, and a hanging one at that too.  Added beads to create this adorable hanging basket


Working in the Garden and wanted to Incorparate my unique stuff,,,okay MY JUNK.  So I have a few of these antiques, and a colander.  I wanted to make it a planter but just wasn't sure how I wanted it to look , well here it is.....a HANGING BASKET.  This was fun to make and see I plan to make more.

I do sell my stuff in my boutique / studio in San Antonio, my FACEBOOK fanpage "Maddie Mac Boutique" please do be a fan


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, container, plant holder, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces, basket, planter, reuse, colander, hanging basket, recycle, repurpose

Comments (10)

MaddieMac writes: I'm so glad everyone likes it. This is a great project and I hope many are made. Hope to get more projects up on this site. Please vist my fan page on Facebook as well as my blog: http://maddiemacboutique.blogspot.com/. Would love more followers.
Besos Posted: 10:13 pm on August 14th
vintagecowgirlone writes: love....i like the idea that wahoolb has about letting the kids make some of these...it seems like a fun and easy project for them and they can help plant and learn about taking care of their hanging baskets....great idea... i found a red colander in my pantry and now i want to make one too.... Posted: 12:47 pm on August 10th
wahoolb writes: Hope u don't mind. My 3 yr old daughter FELL in LOVE
with these so I found some colanders at a thrift shop. Let her pick
some pretty beads & both my kids had a blast stringing
the beads & picking out the plants. Gotten a lot of compliments
giving u all the credit. Thanks for sharing this great project! Posted: 9:30 am on June 16th
pinkflamingojunk writes: I love it. I too will be stealing your idea!!! This is my first post. Posted: 8:55 am on May 29th
vanj writes: just perfect!!!! you KNOW I love it!!!!! have a blessed day

Vanessa Posted: 8:32 am on May 27th
shabbychick writes: Cute - and a perfect use for the colander - I love the stars too Kenda! :)

Kathy Posted: 10:02 pm on May 25th
junkermidge writes: What a great idea! Perfect use for those old colanders.
Midge Posted: 8:54 pm on May 25th
MakinItHappen writes: I used to see those colanders all over the place, but they're getting scarce here. Great planter! Posted: 11:42 am on May 24th
RustyDiva writes: I love these old colanders. The stars on them get me everytime ~ must be a Texas thing, or thang. Great job ~ love this idea. Posted: 11:25 am on May 24th
suelovesjunk writes: i'm stealing this idea, for sure! brilliant! Posted: 2:52 am on May 24th
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