Picket Fence Planter

March 20th, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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With the addition of the moss and Ivy I feel like I am in a country garden.
Check out those little glass knobs to catch the light.
Boy, these come in handy.
A junk pile...we LOVE a junk pile....soon to be transformed.
I attached the pickets with a piece of wood from the back...top and bottom.
Next came the basket.
Now for some teeny tools.
With the addition of the moss and Ivy I feel like I am in a country garden.

With the addition of the moss and Ivy I feel like I am in a country garden.

Well we are certainly getting closer to spring and all the new possibilities and growth that it brings. I was inspired to make this little planter after finding the charming little hoe and rake. I loved the old rustic look that they had and so I combined them with old weathered fence pickets and a rusty half-basket. I attached the basket with two glass doorknobs and used a rusty piece of metal to attach the tools. With a spring Ivy or flowers cascading down it would be great for the garden or inside the home. An easy project that kept me outside in the sunshine today...it doesn't get any better than that!

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Comments (17)

doggbo writes: It will soon be winter and cold I begin making new additions for my garden. I look forward to adding a picket fence planter to it,thank you for the inspiration. Posted: 10:07 am on November 5th
ANGELZ writes: Way better to look at than working! HA I can see a beautiful flowering vine in the future...Nice piece! Vicki Posted: 8:08 pm on March 23rd
fellowjunker writes: Hi Geo
Funny thing about this post is that I thought I had seen it a couple of days ago, but then it seemed to do a disappearing act on the site, and now I see it back. Anyways sorry for the delay in telling you what another fabulous project this is. I was feeling kind of down with all the rainy weather we have been having, but your spring project lifted my spirits and gave me hope for warmer, drier days!!!! Wonderful job as usual my friend.
xojanis Posted: 8:59 pm on March 22nd
Redesigned writes: I dropped in Georgia Moon yesterday and actually saw this; it great...I do have such a love affair with fences:) Jenny K stopped by with a truckload of new finds; she definitely SCORED - watch for great projects to come from her soon!! It was great to visit with you and Jenny, you gals get my creative juices flowing and my head spinning for my next project...see you soon!

Sue, Redesigned
Posted: 11:16 am on March 22nd
georgiamoon writes: OK. Fine. I'll tell the moss ball story...but I'm telling MY version of it. So this is what REALLY happened....
One day while helping my good friend Sue with a location shoot here in Ca. I was busily hanging fishing reels from a tree, putting casters on an old crate, fetching plants from the nursery, and doing any and all manor of MANUAL labor when, said friend, asked me to plant something in the basket that she had just hung on the wall, while she ran out to...do something. Anyway I look at the basket and say "the holes are awfully big" and SHE says "just fill it with moss" Well OK, I can do that. After picking out two lovely bushy type plants (my FIRST mistake) I start to fill the basket with moss. I keep stuffing it in and around the plants while calling for MORE MOSS! (My SECOND mistake) After using about 10 large bags of moss...I step back (#3) and check out my masterpiece....AND IT LOOKS LIKE A GIANT MOSS BALL WITH EARS!!!Stephanie and I were still laughing when Sue came back and you should have seen her face. She tried to be kind but it was hideous and we all knew it! anyway she has never let me live that one down...even though we fixed it right away and did NOT ruin her book. Everybody happy now?
Posted: 5:51 pm on March 21st
MimiToria writes: Love the fence slats, wire basket and how you put it all together. This is another Geo awesome project.
Gretchen Posted: 3:58 pm on March 21st
writes: Geo? Moss balls? Do tell...

This is a great project and oh-so-perfect for (thank goodness it is here!) spring.

Great step by step photos too!


JennyK Posted: 10:36 am on March 21st
MissMelis writes: Just precious!
and perfect for the first day of spring. You are a wealth of creative info, Geo. Keep up the good work! ...MM

Posted: 9:12 am on March 21st
texasjunkermom writes: Okay, Geo, it's really neat and very clever and springy. BUT I'm like JunkArchitect---what's up with you and moss and planters in the new book? Come on, 'fess up! (Sue DID say to ask!) Very nice project, as always from you. T. Posted: 11:47 pm on March 20th
berton718 writes: Georgia,
I love this junkformation!! Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 11:30 pm on March 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Looks great Georgia. I just picked a group of old tools off the curb just a few weeks ago. Love the Spring-y idea!
Candy Posted: 9:36 pm on March 20th
shabbychick writes: Geo - love your picket fence planter! Cute little garden tools too. Wasn't it great being out in the sunshine? I was outside today too - and enjoyed the first day of spring! So much to look forward to...

Take care, Kathy Posted: 9:21 pm on March 20th
JunkArchitect writes: GeorgiaMoon,
So what’s up with you and moss balls? Sue said to ask.

Everything in this project I would have bought if I had seen it at the flea market. I particularly like the fence slats. This is another one of your great junk pile projects.

Jim Posted: 8:20 pm on March 20th
LuAnn writes: You are so inspiring. Spring is just starting to "spring" here (I hope it lasts) and this helps with the mood. Good job!!

LuAnn Posted: 7:29 pm on March 20th
suewhitney writes: Hey Geo,

This looks like a big moss ball to me. ONLY KIDDING! Nice job girl...spring is in the air. Everyone should ask Georgia about her experience in the new book with planters and moss.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:17 pm on March 20th
alicemom writes: Geo,
Love this. It's 74 here & I am ready to build. Thanks for the inspiration.
Alice Posted: 5:02 pm on March 20th
grannijo writes: Georgia: what a cute idea!...can't wait to get out in the dirt...lol.. keep the ideas coming,,,you have great ones!...sharon Posted: 4:37 pm on March 20th
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