Around our house, we’ve been doing a lot of yard work and planting for Spring. When it comes to flowers, I like to try and get a little creative, so when Wayfair asked me to be a part of their Plant Outside the Box project, I was all over it.
The objective of the project is to create an unconventional planter. I chose the Pinckney End Table for my project because I loved the wide selection of colors, and I knew it would look awesome on my front porch.
As you can see, this ordinary, everyday table looks like anything but a planter, but it took only a few minutes to turn it into a unique, attention-grabbing addition to my front porch.
How I Created My Unique Planter
When the table arrived from Wayfair, it was unassembled but it took only about 5-10 minutes to put it together. That was a nice surprise because all too often, assembling a piece of furniture is a complicated ordeal that makes me want to spit nails.
Next, I made a quick shopping trip to my local Lowe’s, where I purchased some petunias, a beautiful Boston Fern, and a little potting soil.
Back home, I drilled a couple of small holes for drainage in the bottom of the table drawer, and then I planted the petunias in the front three-quarters of the drawer.
I put the drawer back in the table, leaving it open with the petunias popping out. Then I sat the Boston Fern on top of the table, and just like that, I had created a fun and unique planter unlike anything else in my neighborhood.
Including the trip to Lowe’s to buy the plants, this entire project took less than an hour! It’s the easiest DIY I’ve ever done, and I love how it looks on my porch.
And a cute puppy picture, just because.
Do you have any great “plant outside the box” tips?
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This post is sponsored by Wayfair. I have been compensated by Wayfair to tell you about their products, but all opinions are my own.