Hello! Hello! Are you guys ready to see the final outcome of my hanging gutter planter? I had the perfect spot for a hanging planter and didn’t even know it until this project. My front porch has a couple pillars that could use a little dressing up so I decided to hang the planter there – so here is my hanging gutter planter privacy shade!!
So fun right! I love that they sort of block the view of my front porch from the road and my neighbors house! They were really easy to make too, and since I know you want to make one now — YOU CAN!! Head to your nearest Home Depot on Thursday, April 21 from 6:30 – 8:00 and you will learn how to make this beauty!
(If you want to see how I made mine with the fun chain — just keep reading!)
You can register before hand by clicking right HERE – it will take you to the registration page so you can get all set up to build your own hanging gutter planter! The Workshops are free, demonstrative classes. While attendees won’t always be able to make and take the project (changes by store), you will walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home.
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- There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
- Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
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DIY Hanging Gutter Planter with Chain Tutorial!
First, I bought 3 10′ lengths of vinyl gutter from Home Depot and cut them down into 4′ pieces. You can use a jigsaw but I used my miter box.
Second – I painted them this fabulous Ocean Mist color from Rustoleum!
While my gutters were drying, I cut 3 Treks pieces of fencing to 45″.
Then I ripped them in half on the table saw.
When my gutters were dry, I drilled tiny holes in the bottom so I would have drainage.
Next, I drilled a 3/8″ hole (using the 3/8 drill bit) one foot (12″) away from the edge. I centered the treks piece on the inside and clamped it down to drill.
On four of gutters, I drilled an extra home at 14″ from the side.
Next I gathered up all my hardware. You will need:
(12) 12″ pieces of straight link chain
(20) 5/16 x 4″ Eye Bolt with Nut
(20) 5/16″ nuts
(40) 3/8 x 1 1/4 washers
A package of 30 1 1/2″ S-Hooks
The Order goes like this: nut, washer, gutter, washer, nut
So, on your outside holes – the ones you drilled at 12″ – the bolt goes inside the gutter. Put on a nut, then washer – insert the bolt into the gutter and then add a washer and a nut.
The inside hole – at 14″ – goes the opposite way. The bolt head goes underneath.
Once you have all your blots, washers and nuts in place you can start to hang up your planter. Use your chain and your S-hooks and find the length that you like and make sure everything is nice and level. Then tighten up your nuts real tight.
Next, add on your gutter ends. I didn’t paint mine because I loved the contrast of the white and minty-bluish color. The gutter ends just slip right on.
Now comes the really fun part – the flowers! Pick some fun flowers that you like and find a good pattern and then start planting.
I added all the flowers to the planters and then filled in the rest with soil.
And then you are done!
Remember to head on over to the Home Depot website and register for the April class! You will love it!
This post is #sponsored by The Home Depot. #dihworkshop