Don’t toss that old aluminum colander — turn it into a unique hanging basket.
Choose three holes nearest the colander rim that are equal distance apart. Tie the end of a length of wire to each hole and gather the other ends of the three wires and twist them together to form a hook. Be sure that the colander hangs level.
For a little extra color, rub the outside with a little fine sandpaper and spray on a coat or two of exterior paint. Fill the colander with a coarse potting mix and plant with small succulents or herbs that like well-drained soil conditions.
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