I love discovering special objects at garage sales, flea markets, auctions and estate sales that I can use as planters in my garden. Here’s how I created a fall planter with a vintage beverage crate.
I found this old wooden crate, perfect for a fall planter, at a garage sale. Don’t you just love the metal edging at the corners?
I gathered all the materials needed for the project – crate, plants, soilless potting mix, burlap and water.
To prevent soil from spilling through the spaces between the slats, a piece of burlap served as a liner. To add a bit of charm, a few pieces were left to fall over the edges.
The crate was filled with a good quality soilless potting mix.
The soil was watered in before planting the plants.
These plants in autumnal shades were chosen for the planter.
The plants were placed in the crate while they were still in their pots. It was much easier to experiment with a variety of designs before the plants were installed.
Design chosen, it was time to plant. The roots of each plant were gently loosened before planting.
The root balls of the pansies were ‘flattened’ so they would fit in the crate. They won’t mind a bit.
The finished container was ready to move into its position.
The plants were given a good drink of water.
All that was left to do was enjoy it.
Look in your garden shed and see what you might have to create a beautiful fall container garden, and then garden with me!