Posted by Friday, July 23, 2010

Purse Planter

Recently guest posted this over at The Queen of My House and now I want to share it here with you.

When I saw this handbag in my sis in law's "to the thrift store pile" I had to have it. Not cause I really love handbags and it was cute and stylish, which it was.

But for this! I made it into a purse planter! Now how cute is that?!
I simply cut out the liner which allowed more room for the soil. Then I took an ice pick and poked drainage holes in the bottom of the purse (there was a leather bottom). Next I took a plastic shopping bag, cut the bottom off, then lined the purse. This way the moisture will be held in on the sides but cutting out the bottom will allow it to drain. Fill with soil and plants and ta da! You can even plant the pockets if you like!

Check it out, being all cute next to my bench!
Have you made any crazy planters lately?

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  1. aww what a neat idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jul 01:05pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. You are so brilliant! That is a darling planter. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Well aren't you creative? Way to go! This is awfully cute!

  5. Cute! you should link this up to my upcycled Awesome linky party!

  6. What a wonderful idea!!! My husband's aunt passes along all kinds of handbags to me so I've already got quite a selection :) Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!
    ~Michelle :)

  7. How creative. I love it.

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    I'm hosting a halloween inspiration link party until the end of the week, would love any inspiration that you have. Link up here

  8. Very clever and cute! I also love your planter with your address on it! I am totally doing this! Thanks!!

  9. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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  10. very cute!! I would have never thought of using a purse as a planter... It turned out fabulous!! :) Coming from Sassy Sites!

  11. What a great Idea, I'd never think about it

  12. Love that purse planter...heading to the closet now to find a planter!! Gonna keep my eyes open the next time I head to the thrift store as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Thanks so much for your great comments everyone!

    Planter Update - The plants are totally thriving in this planter! May post an updated photo soon!

  14. What a cute clever idea! I think it's soo great!
    I think I'm going to have to give that a try.

  15. Darling and so unique. I am featuring this at

  16. Cute! I'm a purse to planter person too : )

  17. That is a great idea. I have an old straw purse that I think I will do too. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Saw this on DIY Show off and it is SO cute! I just love all this inspiring ideas, who would of thought to use a purse. Great idea and post, thank you.

  19. So cute and clever! I seriously would have never thought of this. It looks great!

  20. omg!...are you kidding me?...this is beyond adorable!...i'm so loving this!...

  21. Sorry I am late getting to see your project...thanks for joining us last week for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  22. Love what you do with my hand-me-downs ... lol too cute!!



Just your average blue jeans/tennis shoes, plain Jane kinda girl. Yep, that's me! I love God and my family. Married to the love of my life for 17 years & together we are raising two crazy boys. When I'm not making jewelry in my shop I like gardening, thrift shopping, creating, photography, pizza and a good iced mocha.

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