Turn a basket into a hanging planter for instant outdoor décor!
I found this adorable flag basket last year in an antique store and knew it would be a perfect addition to my patriotic patio. I’ve been intending to do something with it ever since but it just never happened.
Wellllll, that changed over the weekend when the new BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill showed up at my doorstep. It is B+D’s latest lightweight power tool and is perfect for little projects like this. I know I’ll be using it all over the house on my to do list – you know the type of projects I mean… hang a shelf here, screw in a shadowbox there. Little projects you set aside but never get around to because you don’t have the right tools on hand or the hubby doesn’t like you borrowing his (*cough, cough*).
I actually had everything I needed to hang this basket, I just never have. My husband’s drill is a little big for me to handle with one hand and heavy. Plus he works long hours so I hate to bug him to help me with projects I know I should be able to do myself.
The BLACK+DECKER 20V Cordless Drill is compact and lightweight and most definitely a drill I feel like I am in total control of, even with one hand. And, being cordless, I can use it just about anywhere I need to!
I thoroughly sprayed the basket with a water sealer to protect it from the elements. I placed a flower pot in the basket and a water tray under the pot to catch excess water and filled it with geraniums. The bottom of the basket is pretty sturdy so it should hold up to the weight of the pot, which isn’t super heavy, even when the dirt is fully saturated with water.
Since the hanger fit flush against the siding we braced small pieces of scrap PVC pipe behind it. Worked like a charm! The BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill had plenty of power to drive the screws into the siding.
Since the handles on the basket hang the opposite way of what the hangers requires, I wrapped heavy twine several times around the top of the handles and used that to hang the basket. I will keep an eye on it to be sure it doesn’t succumb to the elements, and if it starts to look weak I can easily and inexpensively change it out for new twine.
You know how little projects start to add up, and you just know you will get to them eventually if you only had access to the right tools? Well, guys, my new BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill is going to help me get those projects done.
GIVEAWAY!!! BLACK+DECKER and I want to help you get your projects done, too! Leave a comment telling me what project you would complete using this BLACK+DECKER 20V Cordless Drill. BLACK+DECKER will send one lucky winner will receive a BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill AND BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Circular Saw! The random winner will be selected on July 3rd and notified via email.
The giveaway has ended! Congratulations, Paige!!