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Old Chairs Used as Planters

September 3, 2019 By Taina Laraba

· Junkin Market,Vintage Inspired,Tutorials

Chairs aren't only meant to be sat on.

Their life can be extended with flowers and succulents.

The process of creating a garden that can be enjoyed year round is very simple with the proper materials.


  • Chicken Wire $6.76 Home Depot
  • Natural Coca Liner 16 x 8" $8.98 Home Depot
  • Heavy Duty Scotch Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Soil
  • Plants of your choice

This is a photo of how the layers go together.

  • Tape the natural coco liner to the bottom of the seat.
  • Cut a piece of chicken wire to go over this, allowing several inches at the ends.
  • Pull the piece of chicken wire up and around the edge of the seat.
  • Cut another piece of chicken wire and do the same thing. You may need to cut a third piece to completely cover the bottom of the liner.

This is the part where you don't want to cut corners because you may wake up to your flowers lying on the floor of your porch.

This is how I would cut and place the chicken wire. Once you fold up the sides, you'll have an enclosed basket. Then folding them over the sides of the chair will keep them in place.

  • Place your liner on top of the chicken wire inside your chair.
  • Place plenty of newspaper down on the liner (this will get absorbed into the soil).
  • Now pour some soil on top of the newspaper.
  • And get happy planting your favorites.

Another way of creating a garden is to use an old container the size of the seat. Place some rocks on the bottom, some soil and happy planting.

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