Friday, May 31, 2019

How to Use Decorative Planters in your Garden

A mans head fiberglass garden planter used as a fire bowl garden decor
Have you ever thought about using garden planters in any other way than "planting flowering plants" or greenery. 
In this short post we will share with you  an awesome and creative idea on how to use decorative planters in your garden . 
Decorative Garden Planter filled with All Purpose Potting Soil and used as a fire Bowl

As shown in the above photo, there will be a few simple items required for this project.
1. Galvanized steel thin sheet cylinder (can be found at local hardware store)
2. Fire Rocks
3. Gel fuel can (mainly online)
4. Glue gun & stick
5. Scrap piece of cardboard (not shown in image)
6. Decorative Planter
Decorative Garden Planter filled with All Purpose Potting Soil and used as a fire Bowl


In the image above we have placed the scrap cardboard piece in the center of the planter using hot glue to keep in place covering the planters drainage hole.
Decorative Garden Planter filled with All Purpose Potting Soil


Here we used all purpose potting soil to fill the planter, nevertheless (potting mix) can also be used. 
We went with the option of soil or mix because it keeps the project light once filled in the case we wanted to move it around from time to time.
Decorative Garden Planter filled with All Purpose Potting Soil
The planter was filled just enough as to conceal the thin 
sheet of galvanized cylinder that will host the Gel Fuel can. For this particular planter we had to take into account 4 inches which is the size of the cylinder. 

A few white rocks were then placed into the planter around the cylinder for support and aesthetics. 

Note: You may chose to fill this space with as many rocks as you deem necessary. In the future we may add more rocks or fire glass to change and spice things up  a bit. 
A mans head fiberglass garden planter used as a fire bowl garden decor
A mans head fiberglass garden planter used as a fire bowl garden decor
Once completing the above steps, you are ready to light up your Gel Fuel can add a few embellishments such as outdoor throws, pillows, outdoor pouf seating, large potted plants and enjoy your awesome patio, porch and/or garden focal point.  

Hope this simple project gives you an idea on how to make your Space Made Perfect one that will make your guest enjoy with the uttermost delight.  

Below we have placed a short video on how it all came together ~ENJOY~  







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