Vacuum Base Up-cycle into a Garden Planter

04/27/2012 3:02 pm · 1 comment

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

With spring here and summer well on it’s way, many of you may be thinking of planting a garden.  If you do not have space in your yard then you may want to think about a container or pot garden.  BUT if you are on a tight budget  those garden pots can be a little pricey. But with a little imagination, and creative thinking you can turn one mans “trash” into a up-cycled garden.

My Mom wanted to plant her tomatoes in a pot this year.  She is kind of like Mary Poppins with a paint brush, and can turn a drab old worn out vacuum canister into a bright and sunny pot to hold this years tomato plants (or grandchildren).   First she sprayed it yellow with spray paint… then she tole painted a happy little garden and sealed it all with clear coat.

Well that is one vacuum canister that will not be in the dump anytime soon!  So while yard selling, or cleaning out your garage … be creative and see what you can up-cycle and use in your garden! What money saving  garden ideas do you have?

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What I particularly love about this (besides how dang cute it is) that it is already on wheels! How cool is that for moving a big pot! I hope she gets lots of tomatoes!!


That is just too cute!! I love it.

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