Last week I shared with you how I repurposed ceiling fan parts to make a coat rack. I also mentioned how I had a planter project in the works using more of the fan blades. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Make a Planter using Repurposed Fan Blades and Scrap Lumber.
When I cut the ceiling fan blades pictured above, I got 3 different parts. Three of the bigger ends were used in the coat rack project. The other ends of the fan blades slathered in wood filler, pictured below, are going to be used in the planter project.
I have a bunch of scrap lumber that I got from my in-laws leftover from their fence project, that will be used as the planter.
Putting it Together
First I sanded the wood filler smooth on the fan blades. Then I attached ears to each of the animals using hot glue, which got a little goopy in some places, oops. The animals were painted different colors, and I used a paint marker to draw faces on these cuties. The monkey’s and tiger’s ears were made using an ice cream bucket lid, that was cut into the ear shapes. The elephant’s ears were made using the remaining cane I had on hand. The lion’s ears were made using silk leaves.
My husband used the Forstner bits and drilled holes in the blocks of scrap wood.
I then attached the fan blade animals to the back of the wood blocks using screws. I also drilled holes in the bottom of the planters for drainage.
I got these cute cacti to plant in the animal planters, but some of the cacti are too big, to see the animal faces straight on, so I might replace them with little succulents so the animals are better seen.
So what do you think of these animal planters? I’m thinking some cute little succulents are more in order to be able to see these sweet faces, what do you think? The planters are finding their home on our porch.
Thanks for sharing, How to Make a Planter using Repurposed Fan Blades and Scrap Lumber!!