Hi everyone! I’m feeling quite a bit better and am back to the usual routine, albeit a bit slower than normal. Today I thought I’d share this quick project I did over the weekend to create planters for some extra pepper plants that didn’t fit in our garden box. I originally saw the idea on Pinterest but it didn’t have a tutorial so I just kinda made it up as I went along. These cute pots are actually 5 gallon buckets.
This is how they started life. Not quite the look I was going for. So I dug out some burlap I’d picked up last season and did a test fit to see how it would work. Since my pieces were fairly large I folded them in half, which worked well to block the blue color and store logo on the bucket.
To finalize the fit I laid out the burlap on the ground and wrapped it around the bucket until I was happy with the placement. Then I cut pieces of twine and tied it around the bucket at the top and bottom to hold the burlap in place.
I fiddled with the burlap on the first bucket, trying it both pulled tight and leaving it loose. I ultimately decided I like the loose option which made them look like old grain sacks just filled with dirt. Here they are tied and ready for plants.
The Hubs drilled a couple of drainage holes in the bottom of each bucket and I filled them with soil. Each got a single pepper plant so that when it grows I can add a support stake or cage.
And here’s the finished line up. The Hubs was actually pretty impressed with how nice they turned out – and I know this because he commented on them unprovoked! Since I took this shot the other day Brinley decided to ‘help’ with the gardening and pulled the pepper plant on the right out of the soil. Luckily, I caught it quickly and was able to put it back in and give it some extra watering to revive it but I’m not sure it will make a full recovery.
But even if it doesn’t I’ve got the two others in buckets and three more in the garden box so hopefully, we’ll get quite a few peppers to enjoy this summer! I’ll be sharing more of our garden starts next week so watch for that. Until then have a fabulous weekend! 🙂
Shared on Knick of Time’s Talk of the Town #24.
8 thoughts on “Burlap Pepper Pots”
This is awesome! I want to try this! All I have is a balcony for my garden and this would totally work- where do you buy your burlap and for how much? Thanks!
I actually bought a box of used burlap on a local buy/sell page, but you can find it at fabric stores like JoAnn’s and online in bulk. Sometimes garden stores carry it as covering for plants when fall approaches. Good luck with your balcony garden! I had the same issue when we were renting while building our house, so be sure to search “our little oasis” to see that post in case it sparks some other ideas! 🙂
I love this idea! You are my feature pick for next weeks Talk of the Town Link Party.
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
Thank you! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s ideas as well. 🙂
How clever! Absolutely adorable.