Spring has definitely sprung and the abundance of beautiful flowers in the garden is proof! Appropriately enough, our theme this month is flowers and we’ve got 10 amazing flower theme ideas. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects for flowers that I did about four years ago, and still use every year. I LOVE it!
I love this old washtub. I love it in the fall especially, full of pumpkins, and stacked with cornstalks on my front porch. But I loved it so much, that I wanted to be able to use it year round, and decided a washtub planter was the perfect thing!
I poked a few holes in the bottom for drainage, filled it with potting soil and flowers, and then made a cute chalkboard sign on the front. It’s perfect for my back porch! When fall comes around again, the chalkboard will look darling with “pumpkins” written on the front. I’ve also used it for my little herb garden, and now it says “herbs”. If you’re looking for a washtub, I would check Home Depot or Lowe’s–I’ve actually seen them in the Gardening Department before. You could also check thrift stores and your local Habitat Re-store…I’ve found so many treasures there before.
ITEMS YOU NEED:
metal washtub–old, or new
chalkboard spray paint
1. If you are using an old washtub, wipe off the outside of the tub well, and let dry.
4. Peel off the tape. You can now write on the chalkboard.
5. Plant your flowers, and enjoy!