Upside-down Planter




About: I like to get creative and use materials for their not intended purpose ! Working as a refinishing technician / painter dealing with high end cars ! Lots of fun spend 90% of my time outside and or tinkering ...

In this Instructable the use of a popular style of planter usually store bought with flowers in them or found at the end of peoples driveways in october (here in Ontario Canada)

The tools needed for this Instructavle are as follows,

- sizers or some snips

- A thin sponge

- A garden shovel or big spoon whatever works

- A plant to use (peppers, tomatoes, eggplant the options are endless

- Soil


Step 1: Prepping the Planter

Remove all the dirt and save it to put back into the pot if you happen to get one with dead flowers in it.

Use your scissors a knife to cut the plastic circle on the bottom of the planter

shown circled in green in the photo

Step 2: The Use of the Sponge/foam

Take your sponge or piece of thin foam and using the sizers cut a line half way down the sponge and 2 cuts at the end of your first cut

Take your plant ant separate it from the rest for easier sponge attachment

Spred out the sponge/foam and place on the top of the plant before the soil

Step 3: Adding the Plant

Take your planter and hang it up

then take your plant with the sponge/foam on it and turn it upside down into the hole you just cut in the planter

fill with soil and water

Now you have to wait and watch

Painting the pot is optional, I just like to spice things up



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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I've never had any plants fall threw and yes they can get heavy.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    how will a tomato keep from falling out its a great idea but plants tend to get heavy when they fruit a stop would help this problem