For about a year, I have been admiring those bicycle planters on Pinterest and Hometalk and wanting to make one for our garden. Finding the bike was the hardest part! Then my friend, Renee’, bought a fancy new bike and gave her still usable one to another friend, Suzie. Long story made short: I now had Suzie’s old junker, which was perfect for my project!
This old Huffy did not have any baskets, but I had a wire half basket and a woven basket in my shed. A little white spray paint later, they matched and were ready to go!
Here are the materials you will need:
* An old bike (mine has tires flatter than pancakes, but who cares for this?)
* two baskets (you might need wire to attach them to the bike)
* sphagnum moss or decorative spanish moss
* an assortment of potted plants (I used three each for the front and back baskets ~ 4 annual vincas & 2 sweet potato vines)
* plastic grocery bags to line the baskets
* ribbon for streamers
* a piece of metal fence post or rebar to support the bike
The plants were the only thing I didn’t have on hand, so at three for five dollars, this project was done for just ten dollars! Follow the easy pictured steps to create a bicycle planter of your own! This one is drawing lots of compliments parked in our front garden, and I can switch out the plants to keep this planter colorful and seasonal!
*Note – put the metal rod or fence piece support in first. I didn’t and it was more difficult to hold the planted bike while hammering it in at the end.