We wanted a unique hanging planter for this porch, so we decided to make one out of a metal colander.

Start by drilling three holes evenly spaced around the rim of the colander. We spray painted it white to match the house trim, and hang it with three 16-inch chains and S-hooks.

You can line it with landscaping fabric or coffee filters before adding your soil and plants.

Watch the video above for details.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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