Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter - Engineer Mommy
May 142016
 

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Projects don’t come any easier than this! If you have an old set of crib rails and if you like vertical planters for your garden, I know exactly what you will be doing this afternoon. A little bit of spray paint and some S hooks go a long way in creating a gorgeous focal piece for your garden! And repurposing things around the house always feels good, doesn’t it?!

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

For this project, I started with a set of crib rails. When we converted my younger daughter’s crib to a toddler bed earlier this year, I had this piece that I could have thrown out…

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


But I didn’t. I knew I could eventually find a use for it. It sat in my garage for many months and then an idea struck! Why not hang individual plants from the rails?! I brought the piece outside and placed a shower curtain liner (from the dollar store) behind it to protect other surfaces from the spray paint.
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


I decided to spray it with a bright sunny yellow! This is the one I used! I think that will look lovely. When spray painting, always use multiple thin coats to prevent drips and runs.
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


Continue until the whole piece is sprayed evenly. Let dry fully.
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


Meanwhile, take some old tin cans and wash them inside and outside thoroughly. Now, we have to make holes in the cans to be able to insert the S-hook inside. I used a hammer and nail to “start” the hole – just to create a small indentation to give the drill bit something to sink into! Then, I used a drill bit to fully create the hole. Make it large enough that the S-hook will easily fit into! Here are some S-hooks you can use! Simply slip the S-hooks inside the holes and fill with soil & some small plants! (I also drilled some tiny holes on the bottoms of the cans for drainage!)
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


Now, simply hang the little planters on the crib rails!
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter


If you like a weathered look (like I do), simply use a sanding block on the crib rails to expose some of the white paint underneath. It creates a very pleasant worn look!
Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter

I hope you enjoyed this project. Looking for more fun gardening projects? Check out these ideas! Simply click on the picture to be taken to the post! Happy Gardening, friends!

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 May 14, 2016  Posted by

2 Responses to “Crib Rails Turned DIY Vertical Planter”

  1. This is so beautiful! It doesn’t even look like a crib rail at all. Great job!

    • EngineerMommy

      Thanks so much Heart! We really love the way it came out. It definitely adds a visual interest to our backyard.

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