Frugal Flower Pots

Category: Garden

INGREDIENTS


Empty Plastic Cat Litter Container(s) with Lid
1 Drop Cloth (or old shower curtain)
1 Pair of Latex Gloves
1 Can of Plastic Spray Paint Primer
1 Can of Spray Paint  (Color optional)
Set of Stencils (Optional)
1 Power Drill
1 1/4” Drill Bit
Dirt
Flowers or Vegetables


DIRECTIONS


• With soap and water, wash out empty plastic cat litter container.

• Set down drop cloth in a well-ventilated area and put on gloves. This can be a messy job.

• Coat the container and lid with an aerosol Plastic Primer, making sure to cover the container completely.  Let dry thoroughly.

• Using your favorite color(s), spray the container and the lid with two coats of paint. Let paint dry in between each coat.

OPTIONAL
:
If you are using stencils, place them in any decorative manner and attach with painter’s tape. The stencils can be placed in a straight line going around the top part of the container or in a random pattern. When spray painting with stencils, make sure to cover the outside edges. You do not want to get paint anywhere but the open stencil area.

• Once dry, turn container over and drill 4 - 6 holes through the bottom, for drainage.

• Add dirt and your choice of flowers or vegetables. Water dirt and plants completely. Place the lid, top-side up, under the container. Now you have an excess water catcher.


NOTE FROM BETTY:

Special thanks goes out to my good friend and upstairs neighbor, Crocket, who embraced her Frugality and allowed me to share in her Frugal Flower Pot adventure!



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