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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!

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!

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  1. 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. 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. 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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  8. JaneEllen says:

    That is so pretty and looks simple, just have to get supplies .Payday is next Wed. so hope can make it to Lowes for what is needed to make this. Want to find some smaller colanders for similar project saw yesterday on blogland. Need to keep up so dog/cat can’t get to plants. So glad you shared this, will be really nice to have out on front porch, gets too hot on back deck as it faces due West, sun will cremate plants when it gets hotter. Have to keep plants in containers as our ground has so much alkali in it.
    Happy daze

  9. This is a creative idea, and I love the bright orange colander – it adds such a fun pop of color. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week; I chose your colander planter as my party Feature for this week. Please stop by and link up with us again!

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