DIY Projects

How to Upcycle a Colander into a Hanging Planter

By: Joe Truini


We wanted a unique hanging planter for this porch, so we decided to make one out of a metal colander.

Start by drilling three holes evenly spaced around the rim of the colander. We spray painted it white to match the house trim, and hang it with three 16-inch chains and S-hooks.

You can line it with landscaping fabric or coffee filters before adding your soil and plants.

Watch the video for details.


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How to Upcycle a Colander into a Hanging Planter