Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait to get my flower beds up and rolling. It is so nice to bring some color to my yard after a dreary winter. Last year I did DIY hanging flowers in a metal bucket and it turned out great! This was really quick to put together and I loved the way it turned out.
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DIY Hanging Flowers in a Metal Bucket
The great thing about this project is that you may have some of the items already in your garage. I had a metal tub sitting in my shed from a different project. It is great to be able to recycle stuff I already have!
I had a bare spot in the flower bed by the end of the driveway. This area needed something and this hanging flower bucket worked perfectly.
Supplies Needed for the DIY Hanging Flowers in a Metal Bucket
galvanized metal bucket or tub with handles
1 heavy-duty garden shepherd's hook
pot of cascading flowers
small tent stake or something similar
How to Make Hanging Flowers in a Metal Bucket
First decide where you plan to hang your cascading flowers. There are so many amazing front yard landscape ideas out there…the possibilities are endless.
It is important to buy the flowers according to what size bucket you are using. I wanted my flowers to be big and really cascade down.
Don't try and skimp with a wimpy garden shepherd's hook. The bucket will be heavy and the hook needs to be strong!
Place the hook in the ground where you want it to be. Push it down to where the bucket is just barely off the ground.
Transfer the flowers to the bucket and water them!
Hang the cascading flower bucket on the hook.
Take a small stake and connect the bottom handle of the bucket and stake it to the ground. This didn't show and was important to keep the bucket from swinging too much in the wind. This was important for me in Kansas–we have a lot of wind!
Couple of Pointers
I found out that over time my flowers seemed to sink lower and lower in the bucket. I preferred them to be higher up. My solution was to put some old pieces of scrap wood underneath my flowers in the bucket to boost them up higher.
Another good pointer is that this required more watering then usual. I think because the bucket is tipped a lot of the water runs out of the bucket when it is watered. To keep the flowers looking good I did about twice the watering I would typically do.
What Bucket to Use
There are so many cute buckets you can use for this project. I looked for one when I went to my first vintage market, but didn't find what I was looking for. Some other places to look is at garage sales, estate sales or just ask around!
The great thing with this project is that it can be a small, medium or even huge tub…it is your choice! Work with what you can find. This DIY is super easy…just like my garden statue redo!
Other Good Ideas to Beautify Your Garden
In case you don't get around to creating your own DIY…there are lots of fun garden decor items you can buy to spruce up your yard.
This three-tier plant stand is adorable and would look good on your porch or in a flower bed.
If you have a spot for a wooden garden bridge…I would recommend it! They make any yard look amazing and kids love them.
Bird feeders come is all shapes and size, but I am really taken with this Tiffany-inspired hanging glass bird bath!! So pretty!
I would LOVE to see a picture of how your cascading flowers turn out!