3 Easy step-by-steps to your BI­CY­CLE OF BLOOMS

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Weekend Projects -

Turn that rusty old bike with flat tyres that’s been sit­ting in the garage into a work of gar­den art with paint and plants. You can find old bi­cy­cles at garage sales and on­line trad­ing sites, too.

Gather your sup­plies

Sec­ond­hand or vin­tage bi­cy­cle Spray paint Wire bas­ket Wo­ven bas­ket Plants

You’ll also need

Coloured twine; hes­sian; plas­tic sheet­ing; trowel; pot­ting mix

For you to note

• Use ex­te­rior-grade paint.

• Punch drainage holes in plas­tic bas­ket lin­ers.

• Nat­u­ral fi­bre twine, such as jute, may even­tu­ally rot, but syn­thetic twines won’t.

STEP 1 Work­ing in a well-ven­ti­lated area, spray-paint the bike, in­clud­ing the tyres.

STEP 2 At­tach wire bas­ket to back of bike with twine.

STEP 3 Line wire bas­ket with hes­sian and plas­tic.

STEP 4 Tie wo­ven bas­ket to front of bike with twine.

STEP 5 Line wo­ven bas­ket with plas­tic.

STEP 6 Fill both bas­kets with pot­ting mix us­ing a trowel. Po­si­tion plants, fill around with mix and firm it down. Wa­ter in.

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