The Only Sign of Spring in Minnesota

April 23rd, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I used pansies, herbs, succulents, and ivy to create a planter that was a little unexpected.
Funnels come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for use in the great outdoors. There is nothing that can really harm them. In fact the elements of nature just make them better! Funnels seem to be one of those staples in the junking world...theyre a dime a dozen. My challenge to myself was to come up with a practical and original idea for re-purpose.
Grab a little Gorilla Super Glue and apply around the rim of the bottom of the funnel.
Then put your hands on a door knop and attach to the funnel. This will giive you a nice finished look to your hanging planter.
I measured and drilled three holes aroung the edge of the funnel.
I needed to drill very close to the top edge of the funnel.....
So that i could attech the link for my hanging chain.
Once three sections of chain are attached link them together. This will creat a nice triangle to make sure your planter hangs evenly.
Attach a section of rope for hanging. The rope adds a different texture and will age nicely outside.
Fill planter with dirt and add your favorite plants.
A little closer look at the soft and subtle colors.
I like to hang planters from my trees in the front yard, but it would look lovely on a front porch as well. I am going to make two more and hang in a grouping of three.
I used pansies, herbs, succulents, and ivy to create a planter that was a little unexpected.

I used pansies, herbs, succulents, and ivy to create a planter that was a little unexpected.

I had some funnels lying about the house (imagine that!) and wanted to make something other than the funnel light fixture. I know Spring is coming eventually so a planter seemed an appropriate projerct to tackle.

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Comments (7)

TexasDIY writes: OK...I'm new to this DIY world. I'm excited to get started. Where do y'all find funnels? Do you find them at flea markets? Who would be giving them away? Farmers? Garages? Thanks for your help! Posted: 12:12 pm on January 26th
PiperAta writes: Good thinking for the funnels. Posted: 8:51 pm on June 27th
suewhitney writes: Thanks all!! This funnel is a very good planter and oh so easy to do!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:56 am on May 2nd
alicemom writes: Well at least my funnel obsession now has more uses. I have two of mine upside down on metal poles with plants. Your idea is so clever 'cause you can see the funnels! Good on you Miz Sue.
Alice Posted: 8:34 pm on April 25th
MimiToria writes: LOVE this project Sue. Thanks for the great directions. This would be soooo very cool on my front porch. Did I say I LOVE this?
Gretchen Posted: 6:55 pm on April 25th
georgiamoon writes: Sue, this is a-Door-able..get it? Door knob? I think the knob just makes that funnel complete. What a great planter. I would love to have this on my porch! Georgia Posted: 6:34 am on April 25th
JunkArchitect writes: OMG! I want your stack of funnels. What a beautiful project and Happy Easter.

Posted: 6:53 am on April 24th
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