step-by-steps EASY TO MAKE THIS FLOWER CHAIR
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?