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Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter

February 8, 2017

Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - planted with a watering can, gardening fork, and trowel in barrowI went to my favorite thrift store in search for outdoor decor. Towards the back in the toy section, I saw this metal and very sturdy child's wheel barrel. I had a vision of making it into unique garden decor.

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Total Time: 3 hrs.

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • wheelbarrow
  • spray paint
  • soil
  • flowers
  • a drill for holes
  • a wrench for taking apart and putting back together
  • gardening tools (optional)
Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - orange child's wheelbarrow
 
Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - can of red spray paint
 

Steps:

  1. The wheel barrel was taken apart for painting.
  2. Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - using a screwdriver to take barrow apart
     
  3. Paint with Rustoleum spray paint/indoor/outdoor paint. Allow to dry.
  4. Put back together.
  5. Use your drill to place holes in the bottom of the barrel for drainage.
  6. Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - drilling drainage holes
     
  7. Soil was then placed in, and flowers and plants added.
  8. Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - bag of potting soil
     
    Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - nursery plants
     
    Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter = creeping phlox plant tag
     
    Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - sedum plant tag
     
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  9. Water.
  10. For a more decorative touch I added garden tools i had on hand.
  11. Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - barrow with watering can and plants
     
    Toy Wheelbarrow as Flower Planter - barrow at base of tree
     
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