This beautiful chair planter was made by my talented friend Nancy who is one of the dealers at T-Party. It has graced my front stoop for several years now and I just love it. Here's how you can make one of your own . . .
1. First you'll need an old dining chair with a cane seat. You may come across one with damaged cane for free discarded at the curb or for very little money at a thrift store.
2. Remove the damaged caning and attach a bowl-shaped double layer of chicken wire where the seat used to be using a heavy-duty staple gun.
3. Next, line the chicken wire with a good layer of pre-soaked sphagnum moss as this will help stop the soil from falling through the wire. With your moss in place, put a flower pot saucer or shallow dish on top of it to retain water and prevent excessive dripping.
4. Then fill your moss lined chicken wire with soil or compost and add your plants. Pansies will look good as well as impatiens like I used. Climbing plants, such as sweet peas, will wrap their tendrils around the chair back. Ivies or other trailing plants work well, too.
Although it's nearing the end of the growing season for many of us, it may take you a while to find just the right chair. And if you're lucky, it may be waiting for you along the curb on trash day!