step-by-steps EASY TO MAKE THIS FLOWER CHAIR

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Upcycling Ideas -

A tra­di­tional tim­ber din­ing chair makes an at­trac­tive coun­try-style planter, but if it’s go­ing to be ex­posed to the el­e­ments, ap­ply an ex­te­rior clear sealer to the tim­ber to pro­tect it. Or you can paint the chair any colour you like, us­ing an ex­te­rior acrylic.

Gather your sup­plies

• Gal­vanised bucket • Solid tim­ber chair • Pot­ted flow­ers

You’ll also need

MDF of­f­cut or thick card­board; black marker; cord­less drill and twist bit; safety gear; jig­saw; weed mesh; pot­ting mix

FOR YOU TO NOTE

• You can use any type of con­tainer as long as it has drainage holes and a lip so it doesn’t slip through the hole. • Be­fore you cut, make sure the bucket clears any chair rungs and the legs. • De­pend­ing on the style of chair, the open­ing for the plant­ing con­tainer can be a square in­stead of a cir­cle.

STEP 1 Mea­sure bucket to work out hole size for open­ing in seat. Draw cir­cle on MDF or card­board and cut out. Trace around cir­cle tem­plate onto seat with a black marker.

STEP 2 Use drill to make a starter hole on cir­cle on chair seat.

STEP 3 Wear­ing ap­pro­pri­ate safety gear, cut out cir­cle on seat us­ing a jig­saw.

STEP 4 Turn bucket up­side down to mark and drill at least 2 drainage holes in base.

STEP 5 Line base of bucket with a cir­cle of weed mesh, then half-fill with pot­ting mix.

STEP 6 Plant up bucket, adding mix as you go. Wa­ter in plants.

7 Pack all your fave flow­ers into one pot! Why not?

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STEP 6

STEP 4

STEP 1

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