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Alright! I showed you what I was working on last Monday–It’s been so warm here that I was so excited to work on this project! It was so nice to be outside and spray paint and plant some flowers! Are you ready to see what I created…??
Here was the inspiration piece to start with:
And here is where I ended up:
The best part is that the rain gutter is 10 feet long and only 3.98! That is so cheap! (so cheap in fact I’m working on a roundup of fun things to do with rain gutters!) And this planter is so fun because you can customize it with any color spray paint you want–and you can make them how long you want or even add 4 tiers! It makes a really pretty privacy divider!
Here’s my list of supplies:
1 vinyl rain gutter (I only used half of the 10 feet)
1 6inch wide common board
Rusteleom spray paint in Lagoon
Wood stain in Jacobean
Terra cotta pots
2 S hooks
2 screw eyes
I had my husband cut 2 pieces of rain gutter (mine are 32 inches long) and then one piece of common board ) also 32 inches. (Home Depot can cut them for you if you need!)
I added the end caps before I spray painted (next time I think I will leave them off and spray paint them separately and then attach them when they are dry! I used Rusteleoum spray paint to paint the rain gutter. This isn’t the best picture–but I wanted to show you that it’s best to do light coats instead of thick ones (even though sometimes impatience wins!)
Then stain for the piece of wood–but you could paint it as well!
I actually originally bought pretty red pots at Home Depot (they have lots of awesome pots and planters there!)
But then I wanted to make them matchy matchy with my rain gutter so I ended up swapping them out for these terra cotta pots (they are less than a dollar a piece!) and gave them a shot of spray paint!
These pots were my “herb garden” and since my green thumb is only green because I have spray paint on it… I needed to label the pots so I knew what herb was what! Just some Expressions Vinyl cut out and added to the pot with transfer tape! (Make sure the pot is completely dry!)
I cut holes in the wood so the terra cotta pots could sit down in side of the wood (I used an attachment you can buy for your drill to cut the circles –but it wasn’t quite big enough so we took our jigsaw to finish the job!) (you could actually cut out the circles first and then stain–but once the pots are in you can’t see the unfinished edge.
Then I drilled holes in my rain gutter. Two on the bottom and one on the side. Time to run the rope through. I bought this kind of rope because I liked the color–but there are lots of great options and colors. and I thought chain would even be fun!
So for this part–I actually hung it a curtain rod to make sure it was level as I added the rope.
Tie a knot on the very bottom of your rope. Run it up through the bottom and out the side. Each of my levels are 10 inches apart–so 10 inches from the hole I just ran the rope through I tie another knot. Keep going. Once you reach the top loop it over and work it down the back holes (tie knots!)
Then it’s time to hang! You can use a screw in plant hook–I ended up grabbing a screw eye. I screwed it right into the top of our deck and then just use an S hook to hang!
And my favorite part–time to plant! You could turn the whole thing into a fun herb garden (I actually wanted to do succulents on the bottom and top layers and hang this in my kitchen window!)
If this flower doesn’t make you excited for Spring I don’t know what will! I wondered how heavy this would be when it’s all said and done–but it really isn’t that bad! I can lift it and place it on the hooks myself!
I also added some fun vinyl to the one of the gutters— Guys! I love how it turned out! I want to make one with every color of the rainbow!
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And guys–check out all these other amazing hanging gutter ideas! You will be blown away!
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