Upcycled Eight O’Clock Coffee Bag into Planter!

What to do with a empty coffee bag? Make a hanging planter!

Today’s post is from a little project I put together back in 2012. It was very simple to do and fast forward 5 years and it’s still going strong. The plants have changed and the outside is a little faded, but the coffee bag planter is still together. All it takes is a little twine for the hanger, some drainage holes in the bottom and a small hole cut in the side for planting. Get creative and see what you can come up with!

Garden Stuff – Feed Bag Planter

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The area we live in makes it a little difficult to garden. With all the red dirt and clay our garden has always been some type of raised bed or in planters. This year I’m trying something new with the feed bags that I save when ever I buy chicken feed. I cut a small hole in the bottom and hammered in a tomato stake.  The stake goes into the ground about 6 or 8 inches. Then I fill with a garden soil compost mixture. The stake helps support the planter bag and it will also help support the vegetables.   We’ll see how this goes…I have about eight more to put together.


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Upcycle – Paper Plate Holder Covers

I’ve run out of paper plates many times and in a pinch have used paper towels instead. Only for sandwiches and dry snacks. A easy solution was to cover the plates holders with new $1 shower caps from Dollar Tree! I wouldn’t recommend using this method with hot foods but it works great with snacks and sandwiches! When dirty just toss them into the washer with your cold wash items and line dry.

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Rainy Day in 'Bama

If we ever have another drought all we need is for the government to make everyday a holiday…guaranteed to rain!

Rainy rainy Monday...

At least now all my rain barrels are filling back up.  They had to be drained and moved when we had the house painted.  All of the rain barrels ended up needing a good rinse too since so much gunk had settled in the bottom.
Since they are back in place I’ve been thinking of a way to cover them.  When I first made them I painted them so they wouldn’t stand out (they were blue).   This time I want to wrap them in something, something interesting and unusual but I’m not sure what as of yet… stay tuned!

Read more about the rain barrels here – Rain Barrels