Last week while walking my dog Milo, I came across these awesome burlap coffee bags. I didn’t know quite know聽exactly聽what I wanted to do with them at first, but I knew they’d be cool for something. Before looking around and making sure no one saw me, I quickly scooped them up and brought them home,聽discreetly聽walking home with massive burlap sacks over my shoulder. I love finding free stuff on the street, don’t get me wrong — I just don’t like people seeing me haul it away.
They were pretty dirty, and had bugs and stuff on them, so I knew for sure they’d be used for some type of garden project. I live in a small apartment with a small outdoor area, and since it’s (finally) summer — what better time than do a little planting!
I had seen in done in a few other places online, so I had high hopes they would turn out great, and I think they did!聽It only cost me around $12 for three bags of soil, and I used plants that were already outgrowing their existing pots (which weren’t nearly as handsome, by the way).
Check out the final results…
Cute, no? The project was fun and cheap, and a creative way to spruce up your garden or patio using recycled materials. We already got a few compliments on them from people walking by, and I think they add nice character to our front entrance.
Apparently I’m not alone on my love of this creative idea — I stumbled on this website that has a ton of gems about how to create your own, as well as info about other parts of the world that are using ‘Sack Gardens’ to help make use of limited space and funds. It also asks questions like, “Why is it that planters like these are聽not聽included in the so-called聽USDA Peoples Gardens?”