Recycled Hanging Planters
After Christmas my husband is always a sweetheart and breaks down the Christmas tree so that I can keep the trunk then we usually burn the branches in our fire pit. There’s so many different fun projects you can do it the trunk of the tree and it’s a great way to recycle rather than just tossing it or burning it. Plus there’s not very many tree trunks you often come across in Arizona so you have to save every one you can. If you live somewhere with lots of tree or if you are doing some yard work you can use any type of wood for this project! You can even buy them at Hobby Lobby if you cant find any spare wood around.
For this first DIY project I decide to make a few mini hanging planters. They’re really easy, and extremely inexpensive, about $1.99 for a set (you just need some twine and screw eyes). Its also a great project to get ready for the spring.
I definitely recommend letting your tree trunks sit out for a while so it can dry out completely you don’t want to cut it when it has a lot of moisture in it, it would be harder to work with and could ruin your saw. Since this was from Christmas it was plenty dry by now!
►Tree Trunk or Branch
►1 1/2 in. Drill Bit
►Small Drill Bit
►Succulents / Cacti
►Screw Eyes # 212
1. Take your tree and cut 3 – 3 in. pieces out of it
2. Take your small drillbit and drill a hole directly in the middle of each piece but not all the way through
3. Take your larger drill back about 1 1/4 inches and drill directly into the smaller hole make the whole about 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep but don’t drill all the way through (if you preferred you can plant your succulents/ cacti now and just have cute mini table top planters. You will find a picture of these at the end of the post)
5. Take your twine in string it through each hole where it meets in the center of the top tie a knot
6. Plant your succulents or cacti into the tree and hang where desired
MINI COUNTERTOP PLANTERS
If you stop at step 3 you will have these adorable mini contertop planters