Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Kitchen Sink Planter, Part 1

Recession Proof Craft #1::Kitchen Sink Planter: Cost- Around ten dollars


I've had an old sink laying around for a few years now, I couldn't decide what to do with it. I didn't want to trash it, yet we couldn't use it in the house. A few months ago after finding an old faucet in the basement that didn't work either, I came up with a plan for both. Planting the basin with blue flowers to look like water and beading floral wire to insert into the broken faucet to imitate running water! I know it doesn't look like much in these pictures but this is just the first stage. Since this tutorial is pretty long I'm breaking it up into two installments.

Materials-
  • An old sink-FREE
  • A broken faucet-FREE
  • Floral Wire Stems or Floral Wire-1 $ (for a package of floral stems)
  • Beads in shades of blue, Teal, and Clear-Around 5 $
  • Wire Cutters
  • Dirt
  • Blue Flowers-About 5$
Assembly-

  1. Find a spot in your yard for the sink. After finding a spot, place the sink either on some bricks or dig a hole to place it in so it is flush with the ground.
  2. Clean the sink off if it needs it, a squirt with the hose will do
  3. Pour potting soil or dirt from your yard into the basin of the sink.
  4. Add flowers, I used Lobelia in shades of blue and white to resemble water.

Second Installment will be posted Monday.

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