Happy President's Day! I am super happy to be invited to participate in a fun challenge today and to share my Hanging Hexagon Planter!
A great group of bloggers did this Home Depot Gift Challenge last year where they would pick an item and all come up with a project using that item, which was, of course, from Home Depot. Sadly this is the last time the challenge will be happening, but there are still some awesome projects to check out! The item that was chosen for this challenge was "Chain".
I have been LONG wanting a hanging planter for this corner of my room...and so I decided that since the item I needed to use for this challenge was chain, then it could hang my planter.
I had a few other ideas for using chains, one was similar to my Spooky Halloween Sign, and I still might make it someday, but I really wanted a planter so I went with it.
Hello?! Sometimes I don't think very clearly when I am cutting in the freezing cold of winter and my stubborn side takes over. I also had broken my scrolling blade for my jigsaw on a previous project (that I will hopefully post soon) and had to use this massive unbendable blade that is much harder to cut with... So yeah. Not a perfect hexagon, and you know what? I am ok with it, at least I was, until I started editing photos...then my perfectionist side started kicking in and....
Look how perfect that fancy plastic dollar store pot fits too. Me and my cheap old self couldn't bear to spend over a dollar on this project, and I actually got three pots for that dollar too. Aw-some.
Rustic DIY Halloween Sign, and my Spooky Halloween Sign Chain also came from this box, and my Kid Street Sign chain. I. Love. Free.
It actually worked perfect, and made the board snap into place in the hexagon perfectly. Then I predrilled a hole and attached a screw into each side to secure it.
I stained it with the same mix I made for my Shoe Cubby Dresser top. This shot also shows you where I added a screw from the side right into the plant holder, since I forgot a photo of that too. Oops!
I am really loving it in my room, despite it's imperfections.
Not a bad little planter for a $1, plus I used up some scraps which is always a bonus! Is this a project you would tackle?
Don't forget to check out the other awesome chain projects! Just click on the images below to go to each one and send them some love!