EASY, EASY, EASY!
This project was so simple and I just love the pop of color on my patio table now! I have been searching for the planters that fit around your umbrela on your patio table and was not happy with the prices I found. I didn't want anything too big, but was hoping for a nice way to display some flowers or even herbs on our patio table in a cute way.
I hit the thrift store and found a ton of bundt pans. There are so many styles and sizes, so I bought 4 for $5 and figured at least one of them would work for me. I came home and tried them all out on the table before I started. 2 of the holes were too small for my umbrella, so keep that in mind if you try this project! Don't make a beautiful planter and then at the end discover it doesn't fit your umbrella:(
I started by cleaning my metal bundt pan and letting it dry. Then, I chose a bright blue outdoor spray paint that matches my outdoor dishes. I sprayed it with a few coats and let it dry. Then I loaded it with some pansies that should be able to tolerate our up and down early spring weather.
This entire project cost about $8 including all of the supplies, flowers, and potting soil-YAY! I may switch them out to herbs this summer, because I think it would be great to have the scent of basil and oregano floating around while we enjoy our summer dinners outside.
Have you found any brilliant upcycling ideas that worked for you lately? I am always ready to try new ideas and love reusing items instead of buying new "stuff!"
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