Guitar Planter

With the weather transitioning, our guitar planter can be displayed outdoors while the weather is still nice and then brought inside to enjoy until next Spring! We first saw a guitar planter in 2012 while vacationing in Florida when we visited the botanical gardens in Naples. It was like any traditional botanical garden until we came upon a stunning vignette in┬áthe Smith Children’s Garden. It featured planters made of items from garage sales, thrift stores and donations to show that expensive flower pots and a lot of space is not needed to have a garden.

This was very much up our alley: repurposing items into planters to save them from going to a landfill! The guitar planter left a lasting impression on both of us. Thinking back, it’s probably where my adoration for succulents started to turn into more of an obsession!

Roadside Rescue

Recently Hubs came across this abandoned guitar. He’s the best ‘Partner in Grime’ a girl could ever ask for: always bringing me other people’s discarded items!

This guitar was beyond saving as an instrument but absolutely perfect to use as our first victim (I intend to make another one after working out some of the kinks on this one).

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Succulent ‘Seat Cushion’: Hypertufa DIY Planter

I have to say that hypertufa planter chairs are my all time favourite DIY upcycle project for the garden! What could be better than a ‘seat cushion’ made of succulents? You may recall the metal chair we upcylced for our back garden and turned into a planter (similar to the one shown below).

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