Colander Flower Planter

Psst.  Looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift idea?  Or maybe a housewarming gift?

I’ve got you covered with this super easy-to-make colander flower planter.  Seriously, this takes 5 minutes to make once you get your materials rounded up.

GREAT last minute Mother's Day gift idea!  Ready in less than 5 minutes!

It’s also the 10th of the month, which means I’ve partnered up with some other fantastic creative bloggers for a blog hop.  

Appropriately enough, our theme this month is flowers, and we’ve got 10 amazing flower theme ideas. There are ways to display your flowers, ways to make flowers, quotes about flowers, and more.  If you happen to come upon a broken link, just click HOME on each site to view the project.


Washtub Flower Planter from Simply Kierste

If Friends were Flowers Printable from 30 Days

Pretty Recycled Flower Pots from Eighteen25

DIY Gold Mason Jar Flower Vases from Your Homebased Mom

Fabric Pom Pom Flowers from Little Miss Momma

Colander Flower Planter from Two Twenty One

Floral Curtain Hanging Tip from Lolly Jane

Flower Quote Printable from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

Button Bouquet from LandeeLu

DIY Quick Flower Favors Gift from Or So She Says

Alright, now onto how make your very own colander flower planter.  

Here’s what you’ll need:

colander… HomeGoods
flowers… Lowes
landscape fabric… Lowes
potting soil… Lowes

colander planter

Cut out a circle of landscape fabric and put it inside the colander.

This will keep the potting soil from spilling out of the holes, but will also allow excess water to drain out of the colander.

how to make a colander flower planter

Add some potting soil.

Don’t add too much because the roots and soil from your plants will take up quite a bit of space.

making a colander flower planter

Put in your flowers.  Add soil where needed.  Give your colander flower planter a little water and you’re set.

flowers in colander

This is the perfect gift for many occasions.  Housewarming.  Birthday.  Hostess gift.  The possibilities are endless.

And you don’t have to go with flowers, you can also make it into a mini colander herb garden.

colander flowers

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. says

    Ok, this is genius! I love colored colanders but would never had thought to use it for a flower pot. It’s the perfect easy idea. So Fun being a part of the Blog Hop with you this month.


  2. says

    This is adorable. I actually just threw a shower yesterday and two of the floral arrangements were in colanders. So now I have these two cutie pie colanders for my kitchen (darn) You are inspiring me to put some plants in there, too.

  3. says

    I love tea and I plant some herbs I can add to my tea like clove. This is a very good idea for growing plants in your balcony, thanks. As it happens I have two colander anyway.

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