My Humble Garden

Burlap Liner DIY on Wall Planter with Burlap Liner

 #LetsgoOutside.  For the last few years, I have been making burlap liners for my wall planters on each side of the sliding doors from the basement to the patio.  It seemed to me that the coconut liners dried out too quickly.  Maybe I am wrong but I took a double layer of burlap and lined my planters with it. 

   Have you seen that people have been lining their planters with disposable diapers?  Well, I felt that was worth a try and used a couple in the bottom of each of these planters.  The end product was appealing and in my mind they seemed to need watering less often. One problem I had last year was that the burlap slipped down in the back.

   This year as I was preparing to line the planters, it dawned on me that a small cable tie slipped through the burlap and fastened to the metal around the top of the planter basket would hold it securely.  We bought 4” cable ties and they worked perfectly!  

     Do you have any of those cheap plastic pots lying around?  Taking some chalk paint, I transformed them into something a little easier on the eye!

   The stencils were from Martha Stewart.  I used two coats of the chalk paint for the base before applying the stencil.  Afterward, three coats of outdoor polyurethane were used.  They look great on the patio.

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    What a great idea for the old pots! Your stencils look like you have an expensive pot, plus I am sure you had fun turning something about to discarded into something useful.

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    I love the look of the burlap! Those wall planters seemed to dry out quickly, I saw the use of diapers in a post on Pinterest and had a few left from the grandbabies so I gave it a shot. It seems to work.

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    Debra, everything about your humble home and garden is so elegant! I love that first planter. It is just beautiful! The painted plastic pots are a work of art to me. 🙂 What a face lift! Hope you have plenty of time this weekend to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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    I love the look of the rough burlap against the delicate flowers! That diaper idea is interesting. I too have some grandbaby diapers that I could use. Thanks! Your flowers are really beautiful through, great photography.

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      Thanks, Barb! I have used the burlap for a few years now and like the way it looks and holds up, but I replace it each year. I think my flower photography is improving since my subjects are usually willing! The birds, butterflies, and bees are another story…

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