Garden Ideas

Plastic Plumbing Planters Have Steampunk Feel

I created these adorable Plastic Plumbing Planters using ABS (plastic) plumbing parts from my local hardware store. Why not make a few of your own? As long as the piece will stand upright and drain out the bottom, any shape could work!

Here’s how to make your own Plastic Plumbing Planters:

  1. Use hot glue to fasten a bit of landscape fabric inside the bottom of the piece, a couple inches up from the bottom. (This will hold the dirt in but let water drain through.)
  2. Below the fabric, drill a few holes for ventilation. This is important so the underside can dry out between waterings.
  3. Spray paint with any color you like. For mine, I used metallic spray paints (brass, copper, etc). Be sure to use an exterior-grade paint (UV proof) if the plants will live outdoors.
  4. Fill with dirt and plants. Enjoy!

If you like this project, please visit my Etsy shop for more upcycled creations.

Here’s another Manly Garden Planter idea!

Patrick Hoesterey

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