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Hollowed Out Log Planter

Hallowed Out Log Planter

Hollowed Out Log Planter

Have an old log laying around your yard?  They make wonderful planters when you hollow them out and add little knobby pieces of old paving bricks as legs to hold them steady. Cap off the ends with roughly cut and measured wood pieces.

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Hanging Knit Planter Basket

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Recycled Plate Garden Flowers

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