Most of what I share here is stamping or paper crafts related, but I do love making home decor items as well. I’ve been in the process of revamping my backyard space and realized I needed some kind of wall hanging to cover up a screw that was already in place. Honestly, it didn’t occur to me to make something until I was roaming the aisles of a home store and couldn’t find just the right thing.
As I was staring at all the stuff, I realized I probably had some of what I needed already at home. I had a frame, plants, and fasteners and just needed a bucket to go with it. With all those supplies, I made a wall-hanging that holds plants.
Here’s a close up of how I attached the bucket to the frame. I used my crop-o-dile to punch the holes in the bucket. Then used a zip tie to fasten it to the frame.
The “Home” came in a natural wood color. I painted it red to match the decor in my backyard. It’s glued to the bucket with E6000, which is a pretty heavy duty glue.
And here is the final project hung up in my patio. I love how it turned out with the plants.
The plants are real and will need to be watered. The bucket does not have holes in the bottom so there is no drainage. When I have pots like this, I fill the bottom with some rocks and then add the dirt and plants on top. I don’t know if this is the proper way to do it, but it seems to work for me.
In the long run, this probably won’t last more than a year or two since this is hanging outside. And even though this is SoCal, we do get some weather occasionally. I’m ok with that. By then, these plants will likely be too big for this small bucket. My total cost for this project was around $15 since I already had the frame, paints, adhesive, and zip tie. Not bad for a home decor piece! Next time you need a little something for your home, take a look at your craft supplies and see what you can come up with.