Upcycling Dad’s Funnel
I always see a plant container in every vessel I find. If it can hold soil, it can be a planter. So, when I saw this huge funnel in my parent’s garage, I knew it would be a perfect hanging plant holder.
Dad isn’t with us anymore, but Mom said I could have it. I’m not sure how he would feel about this, but I think he would like it. I have a Disocactus ramulosa ‘Bill’s Red’ that has been in an undersized pot for quite some time. You can tell from the pictures that it has a lot of dried out, dead stems. This funnel is probably a little large for this plant but I am going to be extra careful when I water it and I think it will be just fine.
The point of this post is to show you that it is always a good idea to look at things in a new way. This funnel had a completely different use than for holding plants. Gas and plants definitely do not mix. It hadn’t been used in a long time and I washed it out a couple of times to make sure no gas remained. It already had a screen in the bottom but I put window screen over it anyway. I drilled 2 more holes equidistant from one another to hang the chains from and bought chain and s-hooks at the local hardware to use as the hangers. I used soil appropriate for cactus and potted it up, watered it and now won’t water it again for quite a while, as there is a lot of soil around the root ball.
The finished product.
I had fun making this and I love that it was something that Dad used. Take a look in your or your parent’s basement or garage because you never know what you might find.