100 Day Project Day 3

Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

*This is part three of a four-part project. Read parts one and two or continue on to read part four.

Day 3 of The 100 Day Project! Fun fact: you can bonsai a rose bush by trimming back and restricting the growth of its roots, and that’s exactly my intention for the rose I put in this up cycled basket planter.

It was in a pretty bad way when I got ahold of it, which is why I decided to hurry up and get it planted last night after the Mod Podge was mostly dry. Hopefully it’ll pull through and be a stunner.

So here’s the rose bush. It’s obviously very sad and downtrodden. I trimmed back the roots and cut off everything that was dead, so hopefully it’ll be okay.

Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

I didn’t take any pictures of the pruning/bonsai preparation or planting because I don’t really know shit about doing it and am just kind of winging it. I don’t want to be responsible for anyone else killing their plants. If it works out and ends up that I did it properly, maybe I’ll post something about it in the future.

So despite the silver/gold lining betrayal situation, I’m going to decorate the outside of the basket with gold paint anyway.

I used a Krylon “18 kt gold leafing pen” to decorate the basket.

Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019
Upcycling an old basket into a repurposed planter for a bonsai rose bush on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

Tomorrow I’ll finish up decoration for the rim of the upcycled basket planter and I’ll dress up the drainage tray a bit, and maybe even get to start the next project.

I guess we’ll see. 

Morning Scribbles on the Find/Fix/Make/Mend blog. // 100 Days of Upcycled Home Decor, 100 Days of Things You Need To Hear // Upcycling, Repurposing, and Growing + Creative Motivation, Inspiration, and Support <3 // #The100DayProject #The100DayProject2019 #100DayProject #100DayProject2019

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*Update: Read parts one and two or continue on to read part four.