Easy ways to make a garden chair with a flower pot

Kizzy Blackman

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Easy ways to make a garden chair with a flower pot

Materials You'll Need

Materials You'll Need

Transform your garden into an enchanting paradise with the endless possibilities the natural world offers. One easy and fun way to add personality to your outdoor living space is by making your own garden chair using flower pots. This unique seating solution not only adds charm to your garden but is also an innovative way to display your favourite plants.

Stumped about where to start? Fear not! Allow us to illustrate some handy tips on how to create this functional art piece in the comfort of your own backyard.

Step 1: Paint your Pots and Plank

As Rachel Pitzel rightly said, "DIY is a journey, not a destination." So before we embark on this journey, it's crucial to gather the essentials. For an entrancing flower pot chair, you'll need:

  • Two large and sturdy flower pots
  • One wooden plank (size according to your preference)
  • Waterproof paint for the flower pots
  • Gardening soil and your favourite plants or flowers
  • Gardening tools (a reliable source)

Let's get to building, shall we?

Step 2: Lay the Foundation

Step 2: Lay the Foundation

The first step to making your garden chair is adding the splash of colour that complements your outdoor space. Remember, your flower pot chair can be as bold or as subtle as you wish for it to be. You can paint your pots and plank in one solid colour or experiment with designs for a more whimsical look. Allow the paint to dry completely before continuing to the next step.

Step 3: Plank it Up

Position your painted pots where you want your chair to be. Be sure to choose a flat surface to prevent any balance-related incidents. You can fill up the pots with soil to weigh them down. Space your pots appropriately as they will serve as the chair's legs.

Step 4: Give it Life

Place your board on top of the two pots, making sure it's balanced. If you're concerned about safety, some strong adhesive can bond the plank to the pots, ensuring it stays in place even when sat upon.

The beauty of this DIY project is that it intertwines functionality with your love for gardening. Place your favourite flowers or plants in the terracotta pot’s rim, creating an ethereal floral chair back.

Every garden has a story, and each flower pot chair can narrate its own. Tailor-make your chair to fit into your existing garden nirvana. For instance, if you have a lot of lavender, consider painting your chair in a complementary pastel hue. An explosion of marigolds? Perhaps an earthy, brown chair would provide the perfect contrast.

Ideas for beautiful garden color palettes can guide you in creating an outdoor living space that is both relaxing and captivating.

As the great Audrey Hepburn once said, "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." In creating your flower pot chair, you are not just crafting a seat with a view, but you are creating a future nurturing spot, a wellness corner, and a personal haven. Carry this spirit into all of your gardening ventures and create spaces that are both beautiful and doing their bit for our planet. Happy gardening!

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