Instructables: exploring - workshop - planter Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:51:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Self Watering Planter Box
Self Watering Planter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> BuildBot-5000 Hello everybody!This is my first instructable. I think this project may already be on here somewhere, but this is my take on it. I saw someone on youtube make this project once and I wanted to give it my own shot.Things you'll need:1. 18 gallon Roughneck Tote - $9
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:32:45 PDT
Gatorade Planter
Gatorade Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> d_salce84 In this instructable i'm up-cycling the small Gatorade bottles into a hanging planter. Here is what you need:Gatorade bottles (I used the small ones)zip tiesboardsmall metal peg sheetsscrewstools:Rulerelectric drilldrill bit razor blade Drill holes in cap Drill small holes onto the top of the Gat...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:39:24 PDT
Solar Birdhouse
Solar Birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This project was built with wood and the solar panel / light from a low cost walkway light. The octagon shape can be scaled up or down. The dimensions for this birdhouse (see drawing) were optimized for a House Finch size bird. There are multiple sources that can provide optimum sizing for birdho...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:57:45 PDT
Concrete Hexagon Plant Pot
Concrete Hexagon Plant Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr Chutney I recently moved into a new flat, the larger amount of space finally allowed me to put some nice plants around the house. I picked up a nice palm from Ikea but couldn't find a pot that I liked. I've always wanted to make something using concrete so this seemed the perfect opportunity. Materials a...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:34:58 PDT
Cute Concrete Planter
Cute Concrete Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori These cute concrete planters are an adorable addition to any home or garden! The molds are made of recyclable materials and concrete mix is very inexpensive to buy. You can switch up the plants in these planters to give these little guys a fresh new 'do. Gather Your Supplies To make the mold, you...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:04 PDT
Rustic Western Reclaimed Wood Planter
Rustic Western Reclaimed Wood Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> janesvillite This Instructable will walk you through how to make a 4'x2' reclaimed wood planter using only a handheld drill, a few clamps, a circular saw, and a metal file.*Because you will be working with reclaimed wood, please don't assume that my exact measurements will work for your project. Your posts may b...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:03:50 PDT
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate
Large Outdoor Planter From a Recycled Shipping Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bannockburn We started a bunch of tomato plants from seed this year and had an over-abundance of success. Every seed was successful and was overcrowding the garden. So, while sourcing pallets for another project, I came across a few shipping crates that looked useful so I grabbed one.I tried to take the crate...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:15:54 PDT
Bench and Planter
Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurBuilder This is the almost finished combination of a corner Bench and Planter. In fact there are two benches (120x40cm) and a smaller, half in length (60x40cm) combined with a planter (40x40cm), which can be placed in the garden or outside providing the possibility to fix them in an "L" shape or keep them i...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:29:12 PDT
Self-watering planter from milk carton
Self-watering planter from milk carton - More DIY How To Projects]]> kode1303 Here is an idea for a cheap and easy way to make a self-watering planter from a milk carton. Great for school projects, home gardening projects etc. Cutting the carton After cleaning the milk carton you cut it about two thirds of the way from the bottom. Cut a wick Cut a wick from a piece of c...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 06:22:37 PDT
Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters
Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 These concrete modular planters are inspired by 3 of my favorite things: geometric modular designs, concrete as a creative material, and the tapestry of living walls.I created this for my blog a couple of weeks ago, and I can't wait to share it here! Our amazing instructables community is where my ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:57:48 PDT
Bird's Nest Plant Pot
Bird's Nest Plant Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> CaptainTurnip I made this to give my patio a natural look. It's a hand made bird's nest with egg planters for small plants, like succulents. I hope you like my instructable! Gather The Materials Scissors 3 eggs (I will show you how to make the shell pots) Spoon Pine Straw Moss Feather ...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:38:55 PDT
Horse Trough Planter
Horse Trough Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> LaMar Solarcabin All the construction steps are in the videoWe have horses on the homestead and I have always wanted an old fashioned horse trough like you see in the westerns so I came up with this design for a horse trough planter to go next to my gate.The planter is made from recycled cedar fence boards and a pre...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:21:07 PDT
Chainmail Hanging Basket
Chainmail Hanging Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dravenumbra Welcome!This is my first time making an Instructable instead of browsing the many fantastic projects you all have made. I'm hoping you all find my Instructable as informative and instructive and useful as I've found many of your projects.Now, onto business...YOU WILL NEED:-Locking Jaw Pliers (Vice G...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 13:30:08 PDT
Wood Pallet Planter
Wood Pallet Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> dackermans84 Together with a colleague from work we decided to make our own garden furniture. The idea came from the best wessite in the world: www.instructables.comBecause every week at our work we throw away valuable pallets, we know these are excellent for our projects!As you can search for on instructables...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 00:44:55 PDT
Planter Umbrella Stand
Planter Umbrella Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> geek65535 We recently bought a huge umbrella from Ikea for our deck. But the pole is larger than normal (almost 2"), and normal umbrella stands are too small for the umbrella. Since I had a hard time finding one, I decided to build my own. Materials This stand is made from:1 oak 1/2 barrel ($40)1 2" PVC p...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:41:56 PDT
Chose your own adventure or watch grass grow
Chose your own adventure or watch grass grow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Triclaw For this instuctable we will be dissembling a flat screen monitor the adventure will be up to you if you want to do paint a monitor Or fix a monitorOr to create an original work of art Or a planter Or a solar night light or all or none of the above Get stuff together well to do this we will nee...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 07:01:32 PDT
Tiered Planter Lamp
Tiered Planter Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Lamp bases and shades come in all different shapes and sizes. Recently while at Ikea, I stumbled upon the Lagra Lamp--a simple lamp that had adjustable fixtures for attaching it to it's lamp base. It seemed like a simple enough modification to turn the lamp fixtures around and use the fixtures for s...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 16:52:12 PDT
Springtime Herb Planter
Springtime Herb Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> cpine522 I build an herb planter for use just outside the kitchen door. I use some old icky barn wood. I think it turns out pretty good! Chris
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Fri, 9 May 2014 20:09:08 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter
Faux Stone Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joshblake I decided to start fixing up the back yard this year, but I wanted to do something a little more creative than just a potted plant or two. So I went searching online to learn how to create faux stone floors and walls and tried to learn all the tips and tricks I could in a short time. I had the idea ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:16 PDT
Pallet Veggie Garden Planter dparker1980 During the year I get 'donated' a number of wooden pallets from friends and family so that I can break  them down and use them for kindling in my open fire and Rayburn oven. Last year I ended up with quite a lot of these, I very quickly filled up my log store and had a lot of them left over. I had s...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:43:43 PDT
Affordable planter box
Affordable planter box - More DIY How To Projects]]> theleatherdog3 We were looking for an affordable way to make a wood planter since buying a basic wood planter starts at $45.  Since this was a budget build, we only needed the following items. All items were around $20.00-$25.00 MATERIALS 3x 1"x3" x 6'   approx $2.50 each (you can always use better quality wood...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:07:25 PDT
Planter crates without screws
Planter crates without screws - More DIY How To Projects]]> J_Boi Here you can create planters without any hammering or screwing. The connection as well as the grips are completely made of rope, providing a uniform design. What you need Wood (min 25cm x 125cm) Rope (around 5m) Tools Saw Drill Measuring rule Tape Clams ...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 06:45:53 PDT
Starter cup made with recycled tp left over rolls
Starter cup made with recycled tp left over rolls - More DIY How To Projects]]> mvillalpando This is a simple to do Instructable to help you, mother earth, and pretty much everyone around produce your own starter veggie and or fruit plant using left over toilet paper rolls.  The material of the left over toilet paper rolls is cardboard, the masking tape is made of paper, and the bottom cove...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:26:44 PDT
Simple Vertical Strawberry Planter
Simple Vertical Strawberry Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecobra I have had great success with those hanging strawberry planters, but they only last 1 or 2 years. I've also had success stacking the pottery strawberry planters. After remodelling my home lab I had some bamboo interlocking flooring pieces left over, so I came up with the "MORE HORSEPOWER, HEH, HEH...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:56:28 PDT
Welded Steel Planters
Welded Steel Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> MonolithFab I had a piece of 14 gauge mild steel left over from a welded table project I completed late last year, and came up with the idea that the scrap could be put to good use by creating a pair of complementary steel planters.  The total build time for this project was just under two hours, and the finish...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:33:40 PDT
How to Make a Garden Trough (Hypertufa Planter)
How to Make a Garden Trough (Hypertufa Planter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> This Old House Back in 1800s, crafty English farmers used to chisel feeding troughs for their animals out of local granite and sandstone. Nowadays, creative gardeners have adapted these old containers, which are now covered in moss and worn by decades of exposure to the elements, into decorative planters that woul...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:36:59 PST
Planter Box from Pallets
Planter Box from Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd Rendered image from CAD Drawing File – Plan 1 Drawing File – Plan 2 Find free pallets from Craigslist. If not available, you can purchase them locally for very little money. When...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:19:23 PST
Botanical Shower Buddy
Botanical Shower Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> AngryRedhead I've been growing this rhipsalis plant for nearly a year, and it's been a true friend in the shower.  It listens to my singing (braying) and doesn't judge me, and I've enjoyed watching it grow. In this Instructable, you'll learn how to accomplish the same and have a fun potted plant for your shower...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:20:03 PST
Redwood Rock Planters
Redwood Rock Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmc75 I made the first of these small succulent planters with some leftover redwood from a deck railing but they've turned into craft fair gold and I even have some local flower stores carrying them now.  I hope you have fun making some of your own but if you live in the bay area please don't show up in a...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:00:18 PST
Making A Planter
Making A Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> spencer newbould Chiseling Out The Spaces For The Panels To Fit null Fitting The Panels In null The Frame Of The Planter Done null Fitting The Base Of The Planter null Fitting Side Panels null Fitting Side Panels null All Finished Painted All Different Colours null
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:32:57 PST
Mini Hydroponic Grow Pot
Mini Hydroponic Grow Pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> ghettocomp I wanted to construct a simple and really cheap hydroponic grow system. wanted to use as many recycled items as possible. Well sort of.. After much thought, I hit upon an idea that that would allow me to grow one plant, and an extra bell pepper starter I had would do the trick. Drilling The Holes...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:51:16 PST
Plywood mini planter / flower pot
Plywood mini planter / flower pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> alanhynek Got plywood? Want to plant something? Few not that difficult steps and your new planter will be ready! Design SketchUp is very easy to learn and designing in 3D isn't that difficult with it.I measured the piece of plywood I found lying around and put it into SketchUp.Then I decided what size of t...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:15:42 PST
Rain Gutter Garden Planter Troughs
Rain Gutter Garden Planter Troughs - More DIY How To Projects]]> MossdaleMakerspace Here's a great way to repurpose those spare bits of rain gutter from that construction site down the street. These trough planters are a great addition to any garden. Here's how I made mine using only the left over materials from other projects. Collect Tools & Materials If you have a constructio...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:33:01 PST
Swan Planter Nightlight DIY
Swan Planter Nightlight DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> maize For about $10, you can make yourself a brand new swan nightlight! You'll need:  A swan planter of course and a string of lights.  I was going to use my white LED lights, but opted for a string of orange ones from the $tree instead.  I liked the orange glow and they didn't have the plug in extens...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:29:07 PDT
DIY suede macrame plant holder
DIY suede macrame plant holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fairgoods Very easy to make self designed macrame plant holder using graphite paper, a sharpie, a white pot and some suede cord. What you'll need: - Graphite paper - Metal rings - Sharp pencil - Gold Sharpie - White suede cord - White Pot Print off your design. We used Ale Paul's Brownstone Sans to cr...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 14:14:24 PDT
The second life of a bucket
The second life of a bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> foobear or ~~~ What to do with some leftover mastic ~~~ or  ~~~ From Yuck to Yay ~~~ nota bene This is an experiment.  It remains to be seen how well this material will hold up to the weather outside.  I'm hoping that a good coat of exterior grade paint should be all the protection it needs.  I...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:04:04 PDT
Simple Planter Ladder
Simple Planter Ladder - More DIY How To Projects]]> aledt This is an extremely simple project doable by pretty much anyone with some simple tools and a spare afternoon. I needed a way to tidy up my planters on the patio, keeping them sheltered from the strong wind we get here as much as possible and keeping them from blocking out each others sunlight. yo...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:19:43 PDT
Planter Mystikal42069 This is the Planter I made for my seedlings.
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:05:16 PDT
Raised bed from old pallets
Raised bed from old pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> tthomas10 I wanted to make a raised bed so me and my son could grow some veg at a level he could manage.  knocked this up quite quickly but has the potential to be finished really nicely giving a really strong, stable structure. It is predominantly made from two pallets.  Tools Guess tools and material...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:03:20 PDT
Window planter made from old pallet. window sill herb garden
Window planter made from old pallet. window sill herb garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> tthomas10 This is my first instructable, I designed these (well not really designed), more cobbled together, when i was looking for uses for the off cuts of pallets that i didn't reuse for the climbing frame ive made.  So yeah it took like 30 mins per one. cost about 50p.  Tools and ting. Tools: I us...
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:59:31 PDT
Dumbell Planter
Dumbell Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewt June 6 is Gardening Exercise Day! "Everyone knows gardening is therapeutic.  It's good for the mind, body, and soul. Gardening Exercise Day gives us an opportunity to go out and burn off calories and have fun doing it. National Gardening Exercise Day is intended to recognize the important physical ...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 12:45:39 PDT
Newspaper Planters
Newspaper Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> AwesomeApothems Today, we're going to teach you how to be green while planting. While you'd normally have plastic planters or pots to throw away after you planted your flowers, using this idea, this will not be an issue. Not only will you be saving many plastic planters, but you will also be able to reuse many news...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 04:25:53 PDT
Raised Planter Bed from Pallets
Raised Planter Bed from Pallets - More DIY How To Projects]]> elco_chan I recently saw a picture of a raised planter bed and though it was a really neat idea. I though this would be the solution for keeping rabbits out of my garden, only problem was they wanted $250 for it. After looking at the picture for a few minutes I was able to construct it in my head, only probl...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 20:48:04 PDT
Adding machine planter knife141 What can you possibly do with an old vintage adding machine that no longer works?  Well, you can toss it in the trash, or you can make an interesting planter from it! I found an old broken adding machine at a flea market -- the machine didn't work (and was not worth fixing), but the plastic housing...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 18:20:00 PDT
Mini planters from wine corks
Mini planters from wine corks - More DIY How To Projects]]> nhuongthi Save wine corks from special occasions to create mementos for friends and family. What you'll need: 1 wine cork A magnet  Small succulent cutting (I used pinwheel succulents) Potting soil Glue gun Screw driver Knife Step 1: Hollow out cork Carefully hollow out the center of the cork with your ...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 19:25:16 PDT
How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter
How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lovely Greens Over the past year I've come across scores of diy pallet projects, some of them intriguing and others not quite there yet but still having potential. One that I see time and again is the idea of using a single wooden pallet as a strawberry planter. Filled with soil and with plants inserted in the ga...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:26:57 PDT
Easy Brick Planter Box
Easy Brick Planter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mandy Spring I've been a fan of instructables for about a month now and finally I decided to create my first entry (*^.^) This project is super simple and involves no tools, just a bit of elbow grease moving bricks around. I thought of the idea because I wanted to find some way of reusing a pile of bricks in our...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 15:13:16 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Flat-Pack Picnic Table With Planter/Ice Trough
Reclaimed Wood Flat-Pack Picnic Table With Planter/Ice Trough - More DIY How To Projects]]> quitethecontrary Here's our Reclaimed Wood Flat Pack Picnic Table With Planter (I know.  It's a mouthful).  There is a gutter running down the center below the tabletop surface that can be filled with ice to put your beers in on a hot day, or for planting herbs (reach across the table to get the freshest seasoning f...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 21:16:09 PDT
shutter planter with succulants waterfallproject I made this using a window shutter that I primered and painted sage green. I then mounted 4 metal hose clamps and placed mason canning jars in the clamps and tightened them down. I filled the jars with a mix of potting soil and fish meal pellets and added a finniale to the top center and hung a smal...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 21:26:42 PDT
Deck garden planter box
Deck garden planter box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josieac I wanted to grow tomatoes on my deck because it gets more sun than the small yard. So I build a big box on wheels so I could move it around. I made a box with  2 x 6 wood. screwed slats to the bottom for drainage. It is 26" wide by 52" long and 20' deep. I used some wire mesh on top of the s...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 19:00:25 PDT