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« on: November 30, 2015 03:34:10 PM »

After the delivery of pizzas and sodas for a party at work, the 2 racks that held the 2-liter bottles of soda were left with me because somebody thought I could "do something with them." They've been sitting on my porch for at least a year and a half...

I decided to combine them with some single-serve cereal cups to make hanging planter (but, I don't have a way to hang them at the moment, so for now, they'll be sitting on a table by the window).

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2 empty bottle racks
16 empty single-serve cereal cups
spray paint (white & green- paint & primer in one that works on plastic))
rope (will be used later)


Step 1:

Lay out the cups along the ground and spray with several coats of paint. And, remember to tell your brother that the green paint will make the driveway gravel blend in with the grass in the spring.



Step 2:

Lay out the racks and spray with several coats of paint, flipping part way through to paint the underside. Try to get in all of the nooks and crannies (much more than I realized). And, don't forget to tell your brother that the white paint will make the driveway gravel blend in with the snow in the winter.




Step 3:

After you've chased the cups around the yard on a windy day, put them in the trunk of the car to dry, along with the racks. Go visit a museum while they dry.



Step 4:

Arrange the cups in the planter. Then, after you realize that you don't have any plants to actually plant, pop a couple of plant cuttings that are rooting into the cups as photo props.



Step 5 (for later):

Figure out a way to hang the planter in the window using the very cool glow-in-the-dark rope. You could probably consult with your brother in a few months when his memory of the great gravel incident has faded...
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015 04:58:11 PM »

Awesome way to upcycle!  Your narrative of the process was too funny  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015 06:00:31 PM »

Awesome way to upcycle!  Your narrative of the process was too funny  Cheesy

Thanks Smiley  I do really wish that I had been able to hang them but I'm afraid I'll do it wrong and it'll come crashing down on my head.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015 03:35:39 AM »

Great idea! Now just go hang that thing - if it crashes on you, you can still tell your brother that this helps you blend in at the great zombie apocalypse... Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015 02:47:43 PM »

Great idea! Now just go hang that thing - if it crashes on you, you can still tell your brother that this helps you blend in at the great zombie apocalypse... Cheesy

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LOL! I'm hoping to hang it after the holidays. I think I can put some at least one hook into the ceiling. I might have to buy a stud finder, but at least it would be secure Smiley
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