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Published on March 14th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell


How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

Need a unique planter for spring? Transform an old chair into the perfect planter!

What You Will Need:

1. An old chair. I found mine at a garage sale for $10.

How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

2. Scissors

3. A plate that can fit in the seat of your chair. I found my plate at a thrift store.

How To Do It:

1. Remove the broken parts from the seat of the chair. Mine had a cane seat, so I just cut the entire piece out with scissors.

How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

2. Place your plate in the seat of your chair. It should sit perfectly inside.

How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

Now you just have to add an adorable plant on top of your plate and you’re ready for spring! You could even make your own eco-friendly pot for your plant!

How To: Upcycle an Old Chair into a Planter

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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