Welcome to our home!
As you approach our front door, you are greeted by a beautiful chair planter 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.
Now that spring has sprung, I wanted to share this little tutorial with you once again. Here's how you can make a chair planter 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. I usually start our with pansies and then move on to impatiens later in the spring. Climbing plants, such as sweet peas, will wrap their tendrils around the chair back. Ivies or other trailing plants work well, too.
I hope you come across an old chair and give this project a try. Even if you don't have a front porch, a chair of flowers is charming on a back deck or terrace. Or you can place it right in the middle of your flower bed for a touch of whimsy.
(This post is linked to Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land. Check it out!)