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Colander hang-ups

By: Garden Gate staff
Don’t toss that old aluminum colander — turn it into a unique hanging basket.

colander hang-ups

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.

For more great container ideas, check out the softcover book Containers Made Easy! at right.

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