Wash tub flower ideas

Wash tub flower ideas DEFAULT

Use galvanized washtub planter ideas in the landscape to create a dazzling flowering display. Creating a unique container gardening idea, old vintage wash tubs can be loaded with annuals or perennials, forming a brilliant season-long vivid arrangement. Placed on the front porch or in the yard, galvanized tub planters are beautiful in any location.

Old Yard Tub Planter

At the very end of March, flowers filled the greenhouse tables with vibrant colors of annuals tucked in tiny black planters. I knew, living in Missouri, I was taking my chances that tender annuals could be lost to a cold frosty morning.

The long dark days of winter had lingered, and the charming warmer days of spring had me desiring to plant all the growing things. One particularly sunny day, I strolled through the large front door of a local greenhouse. I was greeted by an employee who remembered me from years past.

&#;Here for the white geraniums and black petunias,&#; she asked.
&#;Yes, of course,&#; I answered with a smile and chuckle. She led the way down through the gravel walkway, pointing out just what I was on the hunt for.

I gathered a box from the top of the shelf and filled it with tall white geraniums. Then, walking back to the front of the store, I placed my box on the corner of the small store counter. Up and down the gravel walkway, I wandered, reading tags, picking up plants, putting them back, making decisions for just what I wanted in each of my old flea market find washtub planters.

Galvanized Wash Tub Stand

Eventually, I paid for my purchase, and with the help of the store employee, we loaded the plants in the vehicle, and I headed for home. Shopping for plants is a great idea any day and like therapy for my soul.

Arriving home, I unloaded all of the plants and sat each box on the ground. Then, standing back, I admired the combination of plants that would spend the summer thriving in old charming washtub planters as rustic decor for the garden.

I arranged and rearranged the potted plants with joy until I was satisfied with how they would fill, spill, and thrill inside their new home for the season ahead in my garden space.

Below, I have shared detailed information on my thought method as I plant flowers in old metal buckets or better known as wash tub planters. As well as sharing which flowering annuals and perennials are used in the metal tub containers.

Wash Tub Planter

Supplies Needed to Plant Flowers in Old Galvanized Washtubs

  • Potting Mix: healthy soil matters, and when planting in containers, use a high-quality potting mix. The Organic Potting Mix I use is a mixture of peat moss, composted bark, and perlite.
  • Gardening Gloves: while not a necessary item, gardening gloves help keep dirt from under fingernails.
  • Wash Tub Planters: Gathered over the years from yard sales, flea markets, and antique shops and passed down to my grandmothers, my collection has grown. I have a double square wash tub planter with sturdy legs, two round wash tub planters on stands, and several single squares and round ones. Washtub reproductions can be found online in various sizes and styles.
  • Plants: depending on the size of the metal wash tub planter, plant annuals, or perennials in the container. I share some of my personal beloved plants farther down in this post.
Wash Tub Planter Ideas

How to Make a Planter from an Old Washtub

Large and long-lasting, galvanized planters, such as old wash tubs, make my favorite projects for container gardening easy with these easy-to-follow tips.

  • Location &#; once galvanized washtub planters are filled with potting mix and flowers, they will be heavy and burdensome to move. Before filling the washtub, consider the needs of the flowers. Do they need shade or sun? Plan accordingly, and place the large galvanized tubs where you can enjoy them all season long.
  • Drainage &#; most of the old galvanized bucket wash tubs that I have acquired on flea marketing adventures or passed through generations already have large drainage holes in the bottom. Without proper drainage, plant roots can rot, causing the plant to die. If there are no drain holes, drill a few small holes in the bottom. The holes only need to be large enough that allow excess water to drain out the bottom.
  • Soil &#; add potting mix, which is specifically designed for planters. To reduce the amount of soil needed to fill the container, add rocks to the planter&#;s bottom before adding potting mix. However, when planting perennials in old washtubs, fill it full of the potting mix so that the plant has plenty of soil to root in.
Galvanized Wash Tub Planters

Advice for Planting in Galvanized Washtub

  • Sun or Shade: When purchasing flowers for planting in washtub planters, consider the needs of the flowering plants. Reading the labels will help to distinguish if sun or shade is needed and the amount of water each one will need to receive.
  • Color Combinations: a wide assortment of colors and textures are available to choose from for planting flowers in containers. In years past, I have used all white flowers. This year, I chose to combine black, white, and a bit of purple. Proven Winnersshares an informative post on color design ideas.
  • Placement: My preferred way of planting flowers is the “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” method. Thrillers are plants that add height. Spillers drape over the edge of the container, and fillers make the container look complete.
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  • Save Plant Tags: Tuck plant tags into the soil at the back of the pot or store them in a place that is easily referenced back too. This helps identify the plants during the growing season and what you may want to purchase or not purchase the next year.
  • Fertilize: Growing flowers in washtub planters require feeding. I have had great success using Oscomote Plus at the time of planting. When planting, add 1 teaspoon for each bedding plant-sized plant. For a 4″ pot, use 2 teaspoons. Work the fertilizer into the hole with the dirt and then plant. Water and rain will slowly release the fertilizer and feed the plants all season long.
  • Deadhead: To keep flowering plants looking pretty through the seasons, remove broken leaves, and spent flowers. If the plant gets leggy, prune it back.
  • Water: watering will be essential during the blazing days of summer. Flowers growing in washtub planters will dry out quickly, and many times, the flowers will need to be watered on an everyday basis.
Outdoor Wash Tub Planter

How Do You Plant Flowers in an Old Galvanized Washtub?

  • Clean up Annuals: Before planting, remove any dead leaves or flowers on the plants. If any weeds are present in the flower pots, remove them before planting.
  • Slide Plants out of Pot: Tenderly slide plants out of the pots by pressing on the sides of the container. Never pull the plant straight out of the planter as this can break off stems and damage the plant.
  • Loosen Plant Roots: Roots can become bound if the plant grows in the container for a long time. This will cause the roots to grow in the shape of the container and be bound around in the soil. To loosen the roots, use your fingers to divide the roots. This will help ensure that the plant begins to root properly in the washtub planter.
  • Tuck Plants in the Soil: It is always a good idea to tuck the plants into the soil at the same depth originally planted in the pot. Add the soil around the plant and lightly firm the soil down to keep the plant upright.
  • Water: After planting, water the plants in the container. Use a watering can to gently water the plants as a garden hose can apply too much pressure, resulting in damage to the flowering plants. It is essential not to let the soil in washtub planters dry out completely. Adding mulch one inch from the base of the plants will help to preserve moisture.
DIY Wash Tub Planter

How do You Arrange Plants Planter

Arranging flowering plants in a washtub planter will depend much on particular preferences. When potting plants, the reality is, plants are highly versatile, and there is no &#;right&#; answer. Nevertheless, here are a few considerations to consider arranging those plants for the greatest impact.

  • Plant by Spacing Suggestion: Examine the data on the plant tag that came with the plant. Plant flowering plants in the container by the suggestion on the tag to allow for enough space. Planting where enough spacing is given among the plants requires patience while waiting for the planter to look extravagant. In addition, plants are commonly healthier in less crowded containers as greater airflow is available, allowing the foliage to dry more quickly, helping to limit disease.
  • Crowd the Plants: Putting as many plants as possible into the container is another idea for arranging plants. In doing so, the planters look complete instantly. This is often a great plan if you need a container planting to look wondrous right away. Yet, if not given enough room, the roots can become restricted or have more disease problems from reducing airflow amongst the plants.
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  • Spread Habit: How many plants are placed in a washtub planter may depend on the spreading habit of the plant. Some types spread quite vigorously, growing swiftly and overflowing in the entire planter. Other types are more compact and have upright characteristics, which may require more than the suggested amount to make the planter seem full.
  • Thrill, Spill, and Fill: Thrillers are frequently placed either in the center or at the back of a container. Thrillers are plants that add height and an upright element to the planter combinations. Fillers are essential for making planters look full and placed in front of or around the thriller plants. Spillers are placed at the edge and spill over the side of the planters.
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Wash Tub Flower Planter Ideas

Flowering annuals and perennials can be planted in old vintage wash tub planters. For wash tub planters filled with annuals to remain charming all season long, look for annuals that bloom all summer or have foliage that remains attractive.

Hardy perennials and compact shrubs can also be planted in washtub planters and will grow back from year to year. Utilizing perennials helps curb the expense of purchasing annuals each year and some provide year-round enjoyment.

Old Wash Tub Flower

Plant Combination Ideas for Container Gardens

Annuals

While there are many annuals available to purchase in garden centers, these are the plants that I seem to be drawn to year after year. So, here are some washtub planter ideas for annuals.

  • Geraniums: long-blooming, heat tolerant, and a continuous bloomer, Geraniums are my personal favorite for use as a thriller in many of my washtub planters. Geraniums require regular deadheading to remain beautiful throughout the season.
  • Supertunia Latte: long, continuous bloomer, Supertunia Latte can be used for a thriller and spiller effect in container planting. You won’t need to deadhead it to keep it thriving and is a strong healthy, vigorous growing plant. Alluring to both hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Verbena: fulfilling the role of a spiller in container plantings, Verbena is a white blooming trailing plant. Heat tolerant and requires no deadheading.
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  • Euphorbia: dainty and frilly, Euphorbia is a go-to annual for use as a filler in any planting container. Planted in the sun or shade, this plant produces little white flowers all season long. Heat and drought tolerant and requires no deadheading, Diamond Frost Euphorbia is one of my all-time personal favorite plants.
  • Crazytunia Black Mamba: an easy filler plant that blooms with a lovely black flower that reminds me of velvet. This is a personal favorite of mine that the butterflies and hummingbirds also find beautiful. Some deadheading is required to keep the plant looking amazing through the earliest frost.
  • DracaenaSpikes: utilized as an annual for adding a thriller interest to mixed plantings. Grown for foliage, heat tolerant, and requires no deadheading.
Double Wash Tub Planter

Wash Tub Planter Ideas for Perennials

Planting in a large wash tub planter is a great way to plant hardy perennials and small shrubs that can be enjoyed from year to year. In addition, ornamental grasses, small roses, and evergreens are excellent for planting in containers. So, here are some washtub planter ideas for perennials that are currently planted in my gardens.

  • Wee White Hydrangea: growing in the sun or part shade, and only 2 1/2 feet tall, the Wee White Hydrangea is the perfect container size. A dwarf &#;Annabelle&#; type hydrangea with white flowers blooming all summer.
  • Binoche Coral Bells: a compact herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held above a low mound of foliage. Flowering in dainty spikes of creamy white bell-shaped flowers and having attractive large leaves. A good plant for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. This perennial grows well in both full sun or shade. However, it prefers to grow in average to moist conditions and not dry out.
  • Susan William Ellis Rose will be the first rose that I am container planting. It will arrive in a few weeks as a bare root rose, which I will plant the same as I did with my climbing bare root rose. The Susan William Ellis Rose is a pure white English Rose. With a mature growth of 4 1/2ft  3 1/2ft, I will plant this rose in a large galvanized washtub with a stand. It is remarkably winter hardy, with upright, bushy, twiggy growth.
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Inspirational Spring Planting Reads

While vintage wash tubs can be used for a variety of uses, giving them new life as flower planters is an easy way to add some farmhouse decor to your landscaping, front or back porch. The perfect size galvanized planter can fill a void in the flower garden while waiting for plants to grow or become a permanent fixture that will last for years to come.

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Upcycled Plastic Laundry Basket Container

Upcycled Plastic Laundry Basket Container

When designing your outdoor space, it is easy to just buy a fun planter at the store, but if you want more creative garden container ideas, this is the list for you. Each of these fun and creative containers takes something you can easily find in your home or at a flea market and makes it into a beautiful display for your plants.

These 39 creative garden container designs have projects for every aesthetic. Have an old desk, dresser, or chair you don&#;t know what to do with? Add some soil and your favorite flowers for a unique porch decoration. Want a more rustic-looking space? Try one of the creative garden containers using wood or stone.

There are even ideas on this list that you make with your kids as an easy family project. Round up old outgrown rain boots, toy trucks, or laundry baskets and make fun planters out of them together. Whether your outdoor space is large or small, there are creative projects to fit your needs. If you have a smaller yard, try one of the hanging containers to save space. Read on for instructions for making all creative garden container ideas!

Upcycle an old laundry basket into this attractive burlap planter. Repair any cracks in the planter with packing tape or duct tape. Then hot glue sheets of burlap inside to cover the holes. Continue covering the planter with burlap until it is completely transformed. Wrap a finishing piece of burlap around the top and use it to cover the handles. Finish with a piece of rope.

Palette and Pot Planter for Small Spaces

Palette and Pot Planter for Small Spaces
Use this palette planter for kitchen herbs. It would be easy to lean up against the rail of a porch or deck. Affix metal rings to the palette with screws. Set small terracotta plant pots in the rings. To tie your display together, paint the tops of the pots with chalkboard paint and use attractive lettering to label your plants.

DIY Stone Hand Garden Container Idea

DIY Stone Hand Garden Container Idea
Make this unique planter yourself with concrete. Mix concrete in a large bucket. Use it to fill sturdy rubber gloves. When the concrete is dry, simply pull off the gloves. Then fill the hands with pretty greens or flowers.

Plastic Pipe Hanging Garden Idea

Plastic Pipe Hanging Garden Idea
Make a hanging planter with PVC pipe. First cut the pipe and end caps in half horizontally. Epoxy the caps onto the ends of the pipe. Make a hanging ladder arrangement with chains. Secure the planters on the chains. This would be an ideal planter for herbs, lettuce, and other edible greens.

Shabby Chic Antique Pitcher Planter

Shabby Chic Antique Pitcher Planter
This is a simple idea that provides some shabby chic charm to your garden. Find a large ceramic pitcher at a yard sale or resale shop. Fill this pitcher with potting soil. You can put some large rocks in the bottom to help with drainage and reduce the amount of soil you need. Plant a mixture of annuals in the pitcher.

DIY Clay Pot Garden Pond

DIY Clay Pot Garden Pond
Make a container water garden with a large ceramic bowl. Add pebbles to the bottom of the bowl. Use a portable filtration system to keep your plants in ideal shape. Use a variety of water plants, from greens to water lilies. Be careful to keep your garden from growing stagnant, or the plants will die.

Antique Metal Tool Box Planter

Antique Metal Tool Box Planter
Find an old metal toolbox at an antique store or yard sale. Any small metal container with a hinged lid will do. If you are looking for an authentic antique look, display a tool in the box along with the plants. These containers are especially suited to succulents and greens.

Repurposed Garden Fountain Container Idea

Repurposed Garden Fountain Container Idea
Use a large concrete fountain as a show stopping display for succulents. Start with small succulents in the top level and plant larger ones as you go down. Trendy multicolored succulents have a special place in this arrangement. Plant around your fountain with lush greens.

Upcycled Toy Truck Garden Planters

Upcycled Toy Truck Garden Planters
Toy trucks make fun and unexpected garden planters. Just make sure children are not tempted to roll your plants around and damage them. The toy trucks don’t need to be in good condition: rust is fine. Try filling these trucks with small succulents or upright greens.

Easy DIY Seashell Succulent Container

Easy DIY Seashell Succulent Container
This idea relies on finding large seashells with openings that are large enough to fill with potting soil. Select your shell carefully and drill a hole in the bottom for drainage. Succulents do poorly in undrained soil. Add plants and display your shells in a sunny place.

Upcycled Boot Flower Planter Tutorial

Upcycled Boot Flower Planter Tutorial
Find an old work boot at a thrift store. Remove the tongue of the boot. Drill drainage holes through the sole and the arch. Plant the toe of the boot with microgreens. Line the rest of the shoe with coir, the material found in the bottom of hanging baskets. Fill it with potting soil and the flowers of your choice.

Cinder Block Garden Container Ideas

Cinder Block Garden Container Ideas
Create modern-looking planters as easily as stacking cinder blocks. You can make these planters free standing or build them into a raised bed. Line the inside of each cinder block with a pot for easy planting. These look very nice with mosses, greens, and grasses.

Stone Heart Garden Decorations

Stone Heart Garden Decorations
Find flat heart-shaped planters at the home improvement store or garden center. Add potting soil to the bottom. Fill these planters with plants that will not grow too tall. Succulents or greens are good choices.

Pretty Vintage Garden Container

Pretty Vintage Garden Container
Use an old chest of drawers as a planter. First, paint and distress the finish if needed. Then pull out the drawers in a graduated order from top to bottom. Fill the drawers with potting soil and add flowers. Create a cohesive design by using flowers from one color family. Add interest by combining the chest of drawers with vases and planters.

Space-Saving DIY Shoe Organizer

Space-Saving DIY Shoe Organizer
Each shoe pocket in this organizer can be filled with a plant. Using it as a kitchen herb garden would be nice, as the organizer can be hung on a sunny wall near the kitchen door. Be sure to water this carefully so that the plants on the bottom row don’t get too soggy.

Painted Tire Hanging Decoration

Painted Tire Hanging Decoration
Find an old tire. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage. Line the tire with fabric weed barrier. Add Styrofoam packing peanuts to help with drainage. Fill the bottom of the tire with potting soil and add a mixture of hanging and vertical annuals. Hang it from a tree like a tire swing or on a sturdy nail on the exterior wall of your home.

DIY Stone Garden Container Tutorial

DIY Stone Garden Container Tutorial
Be creative when using natural stones as planters. You may already have rocks with depressions that are deep enough to plant in. You can also try stacking rocks on their sides and planting in between them. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Succulents and greens would be attractive in these rock planters.

DIY Wagon Wheel Creative Garden Container Design

DIY Wagon Wheel Creative Garden Container Design
With an old wagon wheel, you can create an impressive display of succulents. Use a container the same size as the wheel. Line the bottom of the wheel with cactus soil. Add chicken wire as a support for your plants. Secure the wheel over the top of the chicken wire. Plant succulents in the holes, packing them in tightly for a finished look.

Cute Rain Boot Hanging Planters

Cute Rain Boot Hanging Planters
This idea is as simple as finding old kids’ rain boots at the thrift store. Use a mixture of colors and sizes for variety. Drill drainage holes in the bottom of the boots and add potting soil. Hang the boots on a fence or wall and add flowers.

DIY Vintage Sink Garden Planter

DIY Vintage Sink Garden Planter
A kitchen sink makes an eye-catching and attractive planter. Try securing old plates to the bottom of the sink and planting around it. Using white, frothy flowers gives the appearance of dish suds. A bathroom sink would also look nice with succulents and pebbles.

Cute and Easy Colander Planters

Cute and Easy Colander Planters
Colanders make great planters. Not only are they quirky and unexpected, but the holes provide ventilation and drainage for your plants. Small colanders can be used on a countertop or table. They look equally nice with succulents or jade trees indoors or with fresh annuals outdoors. You can even hang them like baskets.

DIY Wooden Wheelbarrow Flower Planter

DIY Wooden Wheelbarrow Flower Planter
Use a tiny wheelbarrow as an accent for your garden. Paint the wheelbarrow if desired. Fill it with lush and overflowing blooms to contrast with the wheelbarrow’s simplicity. This planter can be wheeled from one side of the yard to the other to change up the display as well as moving the planter to better areas of sunshine.

DIY Rustic Log Flower Container

DIY Rustic Log Flower Container
Anyone who is handy with a hatchet can easily create this planter. Cut into a firewood log, making a channel for the potting soil and plants. Leave space on the ends. Fill the log with potting soil. Add a mixture of charming annuals, and display this outdoors. Add rocks around it to keep it from rolling over.

Painted Tire Flower Display

Painted Tire Flower Display
Use old tires for this charming display. First, paint three tires in bold, exciting colors. Then line the inside of the tire with a platform that fits. Stack the tires together in a pleasing arrangement and add soil. Use a variety of colors and heights to make a fun, creative arrangement.

DIY Rustic Flower Planter with Logs

DIY Rustic Flower Planter with Logs
Use a round piece of plywood as a base for this planter. Remove the bark from an assortment of fireplace logs. Use logs with varying height and width. Arrange these in a ring around the edge of the plywood and screw them in place. Add a plant pot inside for a rustic look.

Vintage Dining Room Chair

Vintage Dining Room Chair
Replace the seat of an old chair with a flower basket. You can paint the chair in a bright color for extra charm. If you like, paint the chair and then distress the finish to give it a vintage look. Try contrasting the color of the flowers and the chair.

Easy DIY Plant Chandelier Decoration

Easy DIY Plant Chandelier Decoration
Find an old chandelier. It doesn’t have to be wired for electricity. Make sure the arms face up. Take off any globes or vases and remove the wiring if necessary. Clean the chandelier well. Sand lightly. Use epoxy to glue on plant pots and saucers. Paint the entire chandelier with spray paint. Add flowers and greens.

Easy DIY Vintage Book

Easy DIY Vintage Book
An old book makes an eye-catching planter for succulents. Use a vintage book. Run a thin layer of white glue around the outside of the pages. Cut a rectangular hole into the pages with an exacto knife. This is the most difficult part and requires repeated cuts. Make the hole at least 1 ½ inches deep. Line the bottom with wax paper or a plastic bag and plant succulents inside.

Pretty Wicker Basket Flower Planter

Pretty Wicker Basket Flower Planter
You can use an old laundry basket for this project or buy a new wicker basket. It’s as easy as finding a plain planter large enough to fit inside the basket and then planting it however you wish. Using a layered approach makes for a neat and attractive planter.

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Wooden Plant Boxes with Built-in Bench

Wooden Plant Boxes with Built-in Bench
This planter bench is not an easy project, but can provide a learning experience for a beginning woodworker. Begin by cutting cedar planks. Sand the planks and assemble into boxes for the ends. When the planters are built, attach them with the bench. Stain the planter bench and add flowers to each end.

Upcycled Desk Garden Container for Your Porch

Upcycled Desk Garden Container for Your Porch
If you can find an old desk, this would make an excellent planter. Paint the desk and chair in a bright color to match. Pull the drawers out in a graduated fashion. Fill these with plant pots or potting soil. This design looks especially nice with a mix of greens and climbing flowers.

Tiered Clay Pot Herb Garden

Tiered Clay Pot Herb Garden
This is a cute way to display kitchen herbs. Thread a rod through the pots, setting them at an angle. Stack the pots on top of each other. Fill the pots with soil, but do not overfill them or the plants might fall. Add ceramic labels for each level.

Antique Wooden Washtub Flower Planter

Antique Wooden Washtub Flower Planter
An antique wooden washtub makes an ideal flower planter. It provides drainage and keeps the flowers up off the ground. All you need to do is lift the lid and secure it in place so it will not fall and damage your plants. Then fill the planter with soil and the old-fashioned flowers it calls for.

Paint Can and Ladder Set-up

Paint Can and Ladder Set-up
Use old paint cans and a small stepladder for this charming display. When planting, match the color of the flower with the color of the paint on the exterior of the can. The colors tie it all together for a quirky look.

Antique Washtub Garden Tutorial

Antique Washtub Garden Tutorial
Use vintage washtubs to create a floral display. If you can find a washtub with legs, this would make a special accent for your arrangement. Raise all the tubs off the ground with rocks to promote drainage. It is easy to create an attractive arrangement of flowers and greens in these washtubs.

Antique Bathtub as Garden Décor

Antique Bathtub as Garden Décor
This is a fun and quirky idea that will make your garden stand out. It relies on finding an old claw-foot bathtub: you may be able to find these at estate sales or in resale stores. Fill the bottom with large rocks for drainage. Fill in the top with soil and plant with annuals.

Concrete Planters for Your Garden or Porch

Concrete Planters for Your Garden or Porch
Find these understated concrete planters at the home improvement store. These are so sturdy, they will last a lifetime. Use a variety of levels for visual interest, beginning with a bowl that sits low to the ground. Fill these planters with a tall and dramatic arrangement of flowers. Snapdragons provide height and tulips provide a bright seasonal pop of color. Fill in the rest with annuals.

Galvanized Metal Watering Can

Galvanized Metal Watering Can
Find old galvanized metal watering cans. Look through your garage and garden for watering cans that can be repurposed, or try yard sales. Fill these planters with lush upright arrangements for the best look. It would be even nicer to use graduated sizes of watering cans going up a set of stairs.

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Learn how to make this easy wash tub planter. It&#;s a great way to repurpose something old and add beauty to your outdoor space.

Plants planter in an old wash tub planter

This summer has been full of all kinds of projects! I have been having a grand time DIYing myself all over the place, lol!! Of course they all take place on the weekend while I am home from my and this weekend wasn&#;t any different.  My latest project was transforming a wash tub into a wash tub planter.

My weekend started out by helping the hubby spread dirt and grass seed in the back yard. We had let it go since the room addition last year and it was a hot mess!!

The hubby tilled the entire area himself a little at a time over the course of 4 days until it was to his liking and evened it all out by hand (I would like to say I helped with that, but nope). I did, however, spread out all of the topsoil today as he cut open the bags(all 45 of them) and added a bag of rice(purchased for a craft project that never happened) to a scary owl statue. Now to patiently wait for the grass to grow, kinda like watching paint dry&#;

Okay, enough about the hubby&#;s project!   My project today is one I have been meaning to do now for two years!   Procrastinating is one of my biggest faults, but I finally did it and I love how it turned out!!

Materials used to make my wash tub planter include:

Assembling the Wash Tub Planter

I love old wash tubs and why anyone would have thrown this away will forever be a mystery!!  It is galvanized so it won&#;t rust being out in the weather.  I needed a base for my planter and I knew that my hoarded chiminea base would be perfect!!

Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.

I started off by drilling holes in the bottom of the wash tub for drainage (well my hubby did, I helped him today so he helped me.  See how that works? ;)) using a cordless Dewalt drill and a step drill bit, drilling to about a 1/2 inch.  This is called a step drill bit because you can make your hole as big as you want &#;stepping&#; down to the desired size&#;who knew?!!

 

 Allowing for drainage ensures that the soil won&#;t hold in water and begin to mold and smell.  I have had that happen so now every outdoor planter gets holes drilled into it if it doesn&#;t already have them!

Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.
Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.

Planting Flowers in the Wash Tub Planter

Next my hubby poured in the 40lb bag of potting soil and I took over from there.  Do you ever get overwhelmed at the garden center?  I know I do!!  There are so many flowers to choose from.  Full sun, full shade&#;it is important to know where your planter will sit so you know what types of flowers to choose.

We have almost no shade anywhere around the house, so I chose full sun loving flowers for this project.  In the middle went the Cannova Canna Lilly and then all around it went the Vincas.  The Vincas are a mounding annual so the hope is that they will spread out and fill in the tub.  I also threw in those little yellow succulent looking flowers (I don&#;t remember what they are) because they weren&#;t doing too good out back, I hope they live a better life here!!

 

I just love the Vincas and also put them in my DIY Planter I made out of scrap wood and an old window.

Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.
Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.
Easy DIY to make a planter from an old wash tub. Great washtub planter to add flowers to your outdoor living space.

I chose to put this old wash tub planter on the little deck at the door we use to go in and out of the house.  It will greet me every morning as I leave for work and welcome me home every evening.

Would you use an old wash tub as a planter?  What types of flowers would you put in yours?  I would love to hear if you have ever done a project like this one!

For more easy repurposing projects check out Space Saving DIY Side Tables and my Repurposed Crate

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Happy planting!

Susanne

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HOW TO MAKE A VINTAGE WASHTUB GARDEN! How to Use Thrift Haul Finds in the Garden!

13 Stunning Ways To Reuse Wash Tubs That Will Inspire You

  • pm September 25,
  • delcy

Recycling items have been making the garden and interior areas more innovative and very useful. Most importantly kitchen utensils are giving a stunning DIY look for the garden areas. So here are the different ways you can give your tubs with some recycle look for your home designs.

Planter ideas

Washtub is the only thing that is quite rustic and also they give the best idea to showcase in your indoor spaces with a repurpose look, which is enhancing as the planter ideas.



Living areas design

Well, take a look at these amazing ideas which his enhancing as the table stand ideas for the living areas, which is repurposing the DIY look.

Simple one

Take a look at these stunning ideas which is giving a simple look for the outdoor spaces, and they enhancing the indoor spaces with the reuse of the washtubs.



Or the DIY one

As you can see this wash tub is showcasing the simple look for the indoor spaces which is enhancing the table look that will inspire you.

Give a roller bed

Well, this roller one is mainly used int he dressing room and you can enhance your indoor spaces with much creativity and give a stunning look.



Sink ideas

This sink idea is quite different from the rest which can make your interior into some extraordinary one and they are probably giving a creative DIY look.

Also read: 10 Ways To Recycle Wash Tubs For Your Home Design

Tree plantation

Take a look at this planter idea which is showcasing the wash tub to enhance the plants and it will surely inspire to give your interior some creative ideas.

Garden ideas

Well, this one is mostly used for the landscape look and the flowers give a mesmerizing look to the garden areas which would surely inspire you for the same.

Lightening look

This one is showcasing the wash tub for the lighting ideas which might give the rustic look for your indoor spaces and they are quite interesting to have for.

Flower enhancer

Well, a chair might be fine to enhance the washtub with the beautiful flowers and also it can make your outdoor into more stunning one.

Christmas tree ideas

As you can see this Diy is totally giving many interesting ideas to showcase in your outdoor spaces with a Christmas tree look that will surely inspire you.

raised bed ideas

Raised bed has been quite popular among all the garden ideas which can make your garden into more creative one with the wash tub look.

Amazing one

As you can see these colorful flowers are giving a much impressive look for the DIY wash tub and also making the garden more innovative one that will inspire you. So here are the stunning ways to reuse wash tubs that will inspire you.



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Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

Plant your own vintage galvanized wash tub herb garden. The wash tubs make great containers and are the perfect size for veggies, herbs & flowers. Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

Hello! This is a really fun post so I&#;m happy you are here&#;if you&#;re as ready as I am for some summer fun, then you are definitely in the right place! To start, I&#;m sharing my vintage galvanized wash tub herb garden. 

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

First up is my herb garden&#;and this year I bought my herbs early so I didn&#;t have to go on the hunt. Last year I was hard pressed to find basil. For the past few years I have tried to plant an herb I&#;ve never used before. Along with my can&#;t-do-without basil, mint, and rosemary, this year I planted garlic chives and thyme.

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

I&#;m excited about the chives because I make roasted potatoes a lot in the summer. I usually use rosemary, but I think the chives will give them a whole different taste. I&#;ve already started drinking Mint Lemonade too. Having fresh mint is one of my favorite summer pleasures. 

 Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden: just out your back door!

Growing herbs in containers is easy and having them right outside my door is a definite plus. The most important things to remember are to start out with fresh soil and to make sure the containers get plenty of sun. Any type of container will work as long as it&#;s got drainage. I didn&#;t want to drill holes in these wash tubs just in case I ever wanted to use them for something else. I used packing pillows in the bottom before I added the soil. You could also use packing peanuts or empty plastic water/soda bottles.

Important Update June : We had one of the wettest summers ever in and after one exceptionally heavy rain, my herb gardens overflowed. There was no place for all that water to go since the tubs didn&#;t have any drainage holes. I decided to go ahead and drill one big hole, in each corner, of each tub. That was ample drainage and they never overflowed again. In a normal year, I think the packing pillows would have worked. However, this was a good lesson learned. I know drilling holes in a vintage container totally deflates the value. I have no plans to sell mine, and the reason I purchased them was for container gardening&#;so the holes didn&#;t bother me. If you can&#;t bring yourself to drill holes in your containers (and I totally understand) just be prepared for some overflow!

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

I used a couple of vintage buckets (from last year&#;s herb garden) for sweet potato vine and some little petunias just to add a little color. 

Vintage Galvanized Wash Tub Herb Garden | Container gardening made easy!

So&#;that&#;s the happy corner of my deck. The other corners aren&#;t so happy yet, but I&#;m working on it! 

Update: We no longer have this deck! It had started to rot, so it had to go. Last summer, we installed a poured concrete patio. Take a look {HERE.}

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