Repurpose Your Picture Frames into Planters
Posted by Eric Morgan on March 04, 2019
Spring is inching closer and closer, and gardeners and decorators everywhere are eagerly anticipating their gorgeous spring gardens with beautiful and colorful blooms that are sure to brighten up any space.
If you are looking for a unique way to display your succulents and spring blooms, a great way DIY project is a picture frame planter you can lay flat or hang for decor indoors or out. See below for some great tips on how you can make your own.
The first step is to pick your picture frame. You can choose something ornate like an antique picture frame in gold or polish wood for a touch of elegance. The other route to go is more simple with a plainer round picture frame or rectangular frame. You can even spray paint your frame beforehand in a beautiful pastel or dramatic darker color to match your decor.
After you’ve chosen your frame, the next step is to add a plywood backing for your planter. Measure the backing of your frame, and secure the plywood with nails or glue and let dry. Then add a plastic covering over the backing so that your planter can be watered, unless you plan to use artificial blooms.
Now your planter is ready for soil. Add a planters soil evenly spread on the backing of your frame, but be careful not to overfill. You’ll want the soil to stay put if you are planning on hanging your planter vertically. Once you’ve added your soil, you can start to plan your blooms arrangement. Succulents are great for this type of frame and are easy to care for, but you can plant any type of flower you want.
Once you’ve figured out how you want your garden arranged, add a pre-measured sheet of chicken wire to your frame and secure it with staples, glue or nails. This will help hold your plants in place, but it’s not necessary. Then you simply add your plants and place your beautiful new planter on a wall in your back porch or in a garden area in your yard.
If you are hanging your new plater, use a spray bottle to lightly water the soil every few days to keep your plants thriving without disturbing the structure. You can go a little heavier depending on the type of plant and how you have set it, but just be careful not to overwater your plants, and bring them indoors when you expect heavy rain.