This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions, photos, children, creative ideas, etc. contained in this post are 100% my own. (Ok, the children are half my cute husband’s… but everything else is all mine. #DIHworkshop)
Last week, I shared with you guys the exciting news that I joined up with The Home Depot and some of my blogging buddies to build these cool hanging gutter planters. And not only are WE building them, but YOU can build them too! You can go into your local Home Depot store on Thursday, April 21st and learn how to build this exact project in their #diyworkshop. Classes do fill up, so remember to register by clicking here. The workshop and use of tools is free, but you are responsible to purchase your supplies if you wish to make one to take home.
Ok, so here’s the project the Home Depot challenged us to make….
And here is my finished product:
I decided to hang my hanging gutter planter from my vinyl railing on my front porch.
And I love how happy it makes my front porch look. It is just the pop of color and fun that I needed out here to make it look cute and ready for Spring!
This project is super simple, and would be a great project for the beginning DIY’er. It really only takes a few minutes to put together, and then you can decorate it however you like. Here’s the rundown on how to make it.
• 1 – 10 ft. White Traditional Vinyl Gutter
• 3 Sets – White Vinyl K-Style End Cap Set (2-pack)
• 20 ́– 1⁄4 in. x 1 ft. White Braided Nylon and Polyester Rope; Rope cut at the store
• 1pk – 1⁄4 in. x 2 in. Zinc-Plated Rope S-Hook
• 2 – 3 3⁄4 in. Steel Screw-In Plant Hook
• Exterior Spray Paint that adheres to plastic and any accessories for application
- Measure your space. Decide where you’re going to hang your planter. Measure the width and length of where it will be, so you know how big to make it.
2. Measure your gutter. I wanted mine 25 inches, but you can really customize this to meet your space.
3. Cut your gutter. Using a jigsaw or a miter saw, cut your gutter to the desired length.
4. Drill Holes for Rope. Measure 1/2″ from each side, and 3″ from the end and make a mark. Then, using a 3/8″ drill bit, drill holes. I stacked all 3 of my gutters together so my holes would be uniform (and so I’d only have to measure once- even though my dad always told me to measure twice and cut once.)
5. Customize. Insert end caps onto the gutters. Then customize however you’d like. I simply spray painted my gutters, but the possibilities are truly endless to what you could create with these.
6. Thread rope and tie knots. Thread the rope through your gutters and tie a knot in between each gutter.
Hang the planter where it will end up, and adjust knots.
7. Plant flowers. Plant whatever flowers or plants you’d like. If you have a lovely soccer player assistant, you get bonus points.
8. Hang Planter. I hooked my rope around my vinyl railing balusters to hang my planter. You could really hang this from anything.
9. ENJOY! I love the look these cute little planters bring to my porch. Their bright colors make me excited for Spring and Summer.
And of course, once I start spray painting, I want to spray paint everything in sight! So I picked up some pretty boring vases from The Home Depot, and sprayed them the same color as my hanging planter. It gave them an entirely different look and I am in love with how they look on my porch! (And hello, darling little Primrose- you make me so happy!)
Doesn’t this all look so fun and happy on my porch? I love it!
Be sure to check out all these amazing bloggers and their own takes on this super cool project!
Please note that The Home Depot Workshops are free, demonstrative classes. While attendees won’t always be able to make and take the project (changes by store), they’ll walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home. You can REGISTER HERE to participate and build this cool hanging planter at your own local Home Depot.