Intro: Firewood Planter
This is a very simple project to create beautiful decorations for your garden.
Once you find all the right tools, it will only take a few minutes to complete!
- A saw (band saw to quicken process)
- A drill
- A large drill bit (I used a 25mm spade bit)
- A small drill bit (I used a 4mm)
- Spray Laquer
Step 1: Find a Piece of Wood
This is from a tree we cut down in the garden, but almost anything will do!
Once you found an appropriate piece of wood, cut it to the lengths that you prefer.
Step 2: Drill the Hole
I first drilled the larger hole about 2/3s of the way through the piece of wood. After this I drilled the smaller hole all the way through to allow water drainage.
Step 3: Sanding and Attaching the Rope
After drilling, I took the piece to a sander and smoothed the sides and rounded the edges for a more professional look. I then sprayed a single layer of lacquer on the whole piece. This is not to change the appearance of the piece, just to give it a bit of protection as I am hanging it outside where it will be battered by the wind and rain.
To complete the piece, i just screwed in two screw eyes and tied a piece of rope to it.
Step 4: Find an Appropriate Plant and Place to Hang It
Now just fill up the whole with some soil and plant something in it!
I used a succulent, simply because they are so hardened, easy to keep alive and overall pretty.
Feel free to leave some feedback and share your own creations! I put mine in this tree we replanted to decorate it while we wait for the leaves to come back.