100 Day Project Day 7

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

*Update: This is part two of a two-part project. Read part one.

Day 7 of The 100 Day Project: Today I’m finishing up the T-shirt planter pouch I started working on yesterday. Today I’ve felt decently better than I did yesterday, so hopefully whatever was making me feel like shit has gone on its way and won’t be coming back again.

When I left off yesterday, I had cut and sewn the pouch from an old T-shirt. Today I’ll be drilling some holes into the old Coffee Mate container, adding the rope for hanging the planter, attaching the T-shirt pouch to the outside using gardening wire, and of course planting something in it.

So here’s where we left off yesterday:

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

The next thing I’m doing is marking some holes, then drilling them. Yes, I realize that in the picture it looks like I was drilling practically straight into my own hand but I swear that wasn’t the case and I was being safe.

I’m drilling the holes on the same side of the container about 3 inches apart, because I want the planter to hang right up against the wall and I like the aesthetic of having the handle on one side for this project.

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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
Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

Next, I used some clothesline rope to create a long handle by just placing both ends through the holes I drilled in the plastic container and knotting it at the ends.

You could make it as long or as short as you want to, but I’m making it so that the planter hangs down about a foot and a half.

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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
Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

After adding the rope a spider plant just magically appeared inside of it. It was really insane and I’m not lying.

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

Putting the plastic container into the bottom of the pouch and holding up the leaves while tugging the pouch up around the planter felt oddly like pulling up a pair of pants and kind of weirded me out.

After pulling up the spider plant’s pants, I belted it around the rim using some gardening wire I have which is like a never-ending twist tie that you cut to whatever length you need.

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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
Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

And finally, I just rolled down the remaining fabric of the T-shirt pouch to create a cuffed edge around the planter. And that’s it!

Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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
Making a Hanging Planter Pouch from an Upcycled T-shirt and a Repurposed Plastic Container at 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

Honestly, it’s adorable af and I’m happy that I still get to see the fabric from that T-shirt every day now even though I stopped wearing the shirt long ago.

It’s super stormy outside today, but this upcycled hanging t-shirt planter pouch is serving mad tropical vibes and I am here for it.

Tomorrow starts a new project! What will it be this time? I won’t lie, I have another spider plant that I’m trying to give a home to and also some Black Eyed Susan vine seeds that I’ve been eager to plant… I guess we’ll see what tomorrow brings.

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*Update: This is part two of a two-part project. Read part one.

Leslie Tyger