I have added a new post about my wall planter that answers a lot of the questions I have been getting.
I have been canning peaches so I had mason jars on the brain. I have seen several versions of this idea. I have seen them used on coat racks, for bathroom stuff and for craft supplies. So since I was needing another nature decor item for my hallway I thought, why not use them as planters??? I hung then in my hallway.
I got the houseplants at Wal-Mart on clearance. I made sure and picked planted that were meant for medium light and that didn’t grow super fast. I don’t want to have to transplant them for awhile. They were a little more than a dollar a piece. I bought a small bag of potting soil too. The pipe clamp things came in a 2 pack for $2 and change. I already had the old board in my wood pile. So this project was less than $20.00.
I got a scrap piece of wood and laid the clamp on it. I got a nail that was about the size of the screw I would be using, and then hammered the nail into one of the slits in the clamp. It forced the slit in the clamp open so I could then screw it to the barn wood board.
I have always wanted to put a shelf or something on this wall but since it is the hallway and there is a lot of traffic, I was worried thing would get bumped and fall off.
I screwed the clamps to the board first. Then I screwed the board to the wall. And while I held the jar in place my hubby tightened the clamp. Those babies aren’t going anywhere!
Now, I am notorious for killing house plants. I ADORE houseplants. I just can’t keep them alive for long. So pray for these little guys. I don’t want to have to slowly replace them with plastic ones :( Hopefully the black rocks in the bottom will be enough drainage for them.