Thrifted Mug Rack Farmhouse Style Garden Mini Pot Holder

May 14, 2018

 I purchased this iron mug tree a couple of months ago at a local thrift shop.

Read on to see the mug tree re-purposed for the garden!

 First, I sprayed the mug tree with two coats of Chalked Spray Paint in Chiffon Cream/Off White.

Here is the mug tree sprayed painted in chiffon cream.

I found these little galvanized buckets at Hobby Lobby. 

They are on sale now for $2.39 each. 

The rooster, pig, cow and windmill are vinyl stickers.

I sprayed them a couple of times with Krylon Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish to help keep the vinyl decals from coming off.

I am going to plant my little buckets with sweet alyssum in two colors.

My little buckets will get watered everyday, and I live in Minnesota, but if you live where it is hot and dry, you could easily fill your little buckets with succulents.

I used a nail and a hammer to make two drainage holes in the bottom of each bucket.

Thrifted Mug Tree Repurposed As Plant Holder #farmhouse #containergarden #sweetalyssum #galvanized
Here are my newly planted sweet alyssums in Hobby Lobby galvanized buckets, and hanging on my thrifted mug tree.

Thrifted Mug Tree Repurposed As Plant Holder #farmhouse #containergarden #sweetalyssum #galvanized
I planted each bucket with one purple and one white alyssum.  

Two buckets have the white one in front and two buckets have the purple one in front.

Thrifted Mug Tree Repurposed As Plant Holder #farmhouse #containergarden #sweetalyssum #galvanized
I can't wait until the pots fill in!

Other thrift shop planting ideas:
Thrift Shop Banana Stand Repurposed as Plant Stand

Easter/Spring Banana Stand Repurposed Plant Stand

Banana Stand Hen & Chick Starter Planter
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What a great idea. I will be on the lookout for one of these to put out on my porch.

  2. Oh so fun! I adore the vignette you created. Wonderful! I am a fan of flowers and not succulents. :)
    ~ Christina

  3. What a fun upcycle! Love the little buckets with the farm animals and windmill. They look so cute hanging on the cup holder with flowers.


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