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The Cutest Christmas Chair Planter

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Have you seen those chair planters? You know, where someone turns the seat of a chair into a planter holder? Well, when I rescued 6 chairs from my moving neighbor’s trash pile, I knew I wanted to make a chair planter!

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lighted Christmas Tree on a chair

After I made it, I wanted it to be Christmas-y so I stuck a Christmas tree in it! It was so simple and easy, yet it looks amazing! At least I think so….. what do you think? Feel free to rest your scrolling muscles and watch the video instead.

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    Rescue chair from neighbor’s trash…. Would you do the same thing? Yes, I took all six chairs….

    old black dining chair

    I took the foam off of the seat. When I saw that it wasn’t solid wood, I used it to trace out the shape I needed on a piece of plywood.

    chair without a cushion

    I marked a circle in the center. Then I drilled holes to make cutting with jigsaw easier.

    drilled holes in a circle in a piece of wood

    It worked! It took a little time and concentration, but I cut it with a jigsaw.

    chair with a hole in it

    I paint the seat with leftover black rust prevention paint. It was the only black paint I had….

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      chair with a hole cut into the seat

      I used a salvaged prelit Christmas tree for a plant, and I am so glad that I did.

      small evergreen tree on a chair

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        It looked a little bare, so I added free pine cones to the tree.

        tree with pine cones on a chair

        I could hardly wait for dark to come so I could plug in the tree! Isn’t it beautiful?!

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        tree lit up at night in a chair

        I may have done a dance of joy because this project cost me nothing but my time!

        Christmas tree in a chair planter

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          I hope seeing this idea has inspired you in your own creative endeavors!

          Crafting and DIY projects give you the chance to glorify God with the gifts and time He has given you, learn new skills that can bless your family and others, do something creative with your hands, beautify the home the Lord has given you, and make memorable handmade gifts for those He has placed in your life.”

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          1. Curious if the tree was in some sort of pot.
            If not, how did you keep the tree upright?
            Love this and have everything I need to make it except black paint.

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