Saturday, April 28, 2012

Oil Can Planter

This isn't a fancy project by any means.  The only thing fancy about it is the gorgeous tulips I picked up at Costco today.  I found an old oil can holder that used to fit on the back of a jeep and combined it with one of my funky rusty rakes to make this cute little vignette.

My ivy is a little out of control but it filled in the spot nicely.
I have a bunch of old seed packets somewhere that I wanted to use and I see them all the time (except when I want to photograph them, and I bet they turn up tomorrow), but in a pinch I used some of my vintage postcards to illustrate the use of the rake.
 Old photos would work nicely too.

 This oil can holder is clean, it's just really old and rusty.  So is my rake.  I cut the handle off to fit inside the container.  I wrapped wire around it to hold it secure.  Then I mixed some epoxy glue and glued the cut piece of the rake handle to the bottom of the container.  I didn't want it slipping around.
 After I took this photo and the glue had set up, I took more wire and laced it over the rake handle to make sure the handle stayed flush with the back.  The wire around the rake as you see it here can work as a place to hang this project if you so desire.  Of course, once the glue dried I removed my tape.  I'll just let this set in my yard for a while and let the wire rust a bit so it blends with the rest of the materials.  Then it will be ready to sell.  In the meantime, I think it's kind of cool.  Thanks for stopping by.
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Rhissanna said...

That's some lovely, healthy ivy you've got in that pot and I love the postcards, too (specially the girl at the beach) Yes, the planter will look lovely ones that wire rusts. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Very cute! That's something that's totally my style.

NanaDiana said...

That is a really, really cute idea! I love it. xo Diana

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

This is so lovely! Blessings, Tammy

Gail said...

OMGoodness that is too cute! I just may have to steal this idea from you....I love it!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

Bliss said...

How flipping cute is that!