Goodwill DIY Project # 9 - Planters


July's Goodwill Project involved planting flowers in a bunch of random things that I picked up from Goodwill Akron on Waterloo. If you haven't been there, GO!!! I usually spend at least 4 glorious hours in there because there is SO MUCH STUFF. Plus, the Goodwill outlet is right next door. Double the thrifting madness!!

I'll share a few "after" pictures of one planter if you promise to go check out the others on the Goodwill Industries of Akron Blog.

Promise?

Pinky Swear??

Ok.

Eeeny, meeny, miny, moe...

...ceramic Pfaltzgraff bundt dish is what you get!



Cute, but looks a little teeny tiny on the table all by itself... 

...until you add in 4 adults, 5 kids, 85 plates of food, and some condiments.


Any bigger and that platter of meat and cobs may have required their own table.

Quick shout out to the girl working at the garden center who 1) didn't think I was crazy when I told her I was planting flowers in a bundt pan, and 2) so smartfully recommended flowers that grow upward instead of ones that would fall over onto the table... or onto the cobs and kebabs. 

Cobs and Kebabs -- say that 5 times really fast. Perfect title for a country song! Or rap song? Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, have at it!

I may have lost focus there for a sec, but I didn't forget our pinky swear promise. Off you go... Goodwill Industries of Akron Blog.

Added 8/2/13
*I received several compliments on my cleverness and smartness that I simply can't accept. This bundt pan planter was inspired by several that I saw on Pinterest, specifically this one that unfortunately has no source. So, to the person who made this red bunt pan planter -- you is kind, you is smart, you is important... and you is clever!

**The Help is in my Top Five movie list. After you check out the Goodwill Industries of Akron Blog you should rent it.

***Now I have to think about what other four movies are in my Top Five list.

10 comments:

  1. Well, aren't YOU just the smart one in the crowd? What a fabulous use of that old bundt pan. I just love it! It looks GREAT! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks NanaDiana! But I saw this done a few times by others (on Pinterest of course) so I certainly can't accept your "smart one in the crowd" compliment. :)

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  2. They are all great Katie! Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks Tara! You could easily adapt this idea for TLG Photography. Babies instead of plants!! Baby in a boot -- yes! Baby in a bundt -- ehhh, maybe baby puppies!

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  3. Ingenious! This is such a clever use of a bundt pan! And of course the comedic twists had me giggling and grinning :) I'll be pinning this for future reference ~ thanks for sharing ~ Judi

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    1. Thanks Judi! I can't accept your "clever" compliment since I've seen this done by a few others on Pinterest, HOWEVER I will gladly take credit for making you giggle and grin :) Thanks for pinning!

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  4. Love it! Stealing this one too! But it looks like your table is missing 2 more adults and a baby!

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    1. We sent an email to Todd but he said you guys found friends with a boat so you'd be out on the lake.

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  5. LOVE these ideas!!! I can't believe I've never been to the outlet. I can't tell you how many times I go to the Goodwill on Waterloo and didn't realize the outlet was actually a place where the public can shop. I am going there tomorrow. OMG.

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    1. Did you go?? If not, go on THURSDAY because it's Customer Appreciation Day and everything is 35% off!

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