My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

June 28, 2012

burlap planter

I didn't mean to be away yesterday but you know how life happens sometimes and before you know it the day is gone and not a blog post in sight.


I thought I'd share a little project I did last week for the garden.  I don't know if you have metal planters that you're not using because they need new liners, like I do.  Even on sale at half price, it can cost a small fortune to replace those liners every year.

 

I thought I'd play around with some brown burlap I had laying around as a possible alternative.




After a few adjustments made with the stapler...so far so good. 



It has been exposed to hose watering and hot weather and it is holding it's own. 

Pretty and practical.  Just my style.

xo, Patty

24 comments:

  1. What a refreshing blog you have! My first visit but I am following already.Come over and say hello sometime.

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  2. What a fabulous idea! Yes those liners are expensive and this is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Great idea . . . I may give this a try. This year I found a garden center that sold the liner material by the yard. I found it a bit less expensive then the ready made to fit liners.

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  4. Looks like a great alternative. We can't use those type containers here as the heat would dry them out faster than we could keep them watered.

    I wish we could as I love yours.

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  5. Great idea. We lined some half circle wall ones and some hanging baskets with weed matting which came in a roll of 5 mtrs for $2 at a $ shop. It works just fine and the birds don't want it. Whereas before with the other bought type,the birds pecked it away for their nests. I love your planter and the colour. xo

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  6. Smart! My pots and planters (not that many, really) are feeling the scorching heat. I love how burlap works! Thank you!

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  7. Pretty planter! Great idea to use the burlap.

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  8. I sure like that planter and a great idea with the burlap. I'm off for a week and don't know if I will have internet. So hopefully catch up soon for I will miss my morning coffee reading your blog. Hugs!

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  9. I love your creativeness with the burlap!! The pictures are beautiful!!!

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  10. First...I LOVE that metal planter. The color, the shape, everything! Second, what a brilliant idea to use burlap!!! Wonderful!!! You clever girl!!!
    XO Kris

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  11. wow!! nice use... you know, yesterday i logged on many time to fine whether you've posted anything..:)..
    i've one question, do you know what to use to get rid of from tiny little bus from rose bud. i'm very new in gardening. they are sucking my little white rose plant...

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  12. Necessity is the mother of invention :)

    Way to go!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  13. I love this idea. I had to replace one of my liners this year, looked at the real thing and said no. So I went to the dollar store and bought two of their planters with liners, and used both liners to fit my one planter. Only cost $2, much cheaper than at the garden center.

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  14. Life is encroaching on Olive Out too. Love your creativity Patty.

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  15. So creative..looks great.good find. Love the idea other than the fact that they dry out so quickly.

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  16. Love your blog. This is such a great idea! Such a pretty planter with the burlap. New Follower!

    Jody

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  17. I love this idea. Great job, Patty!
    -Karen

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  18. Patty,
    Great idea! And the color of the planter is perfect.
    Finally checked out "Home Comforts" from the library yesterday!

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  19. Patty, I love your planter and how very cleaver you are. Smiles to you, Susie

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  20. Well I'll be......such a simple yet fab idea!
    Kari

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  21. Excellent idea! I'm all for using what I have at every opportunity. It looks beautiful too.

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  22. Hi, I just found you quite by accident while looking at My Little Home and Garden blog! I love what I've read so far. I became a follower and hope to come back and visit you again soon, especially as I discovered you don't live very far away from me.
    Blessings, Sue

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  23. found your blog via the feature on BlogHer! Love this planter!

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