DIY Copper Cone Planter

There is something playful, yet sophisticated about this copper cone planter. Crafting with metal is a new experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is an empowering feeling when you use a mallet to form and mold. It takes a bit of sweat and elbow grease, but I like to think that kind of creative activity is good for the soul.

Constructing this succulent home was a blast, but it was a bit messy too. I made sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent once I finished the project.

what you need: a copper sheet, copper wire, metal scissors, wire cutters, a hammer or mallet, potting dirt, rocks, a plant, and a plant mat
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Freshen your work clothes with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent.

DIY Stick Planter

I’ve always been a fan of bringing a bit of nature into my living spaces. There is a peacefulness about it. While hiking along Lake Michigan, I kept coming across these tiny stick fragments that I found interesting. After gathering quite a few, I felt inspired to make something with the little treasures. That’s when the idea for a succulent planter made of of sticks popped into my head.

This is a simple and inexpensive craft. There’s is something so right about a little plant poking out of its little home of sticks. It can get a bit messy too. I always make sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent when I’m through.

what you need: drift wood, an old bottle, scissors, a hot glue gun, potting soil, rocks, a plant, and a plant mat

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DIY Pipe Planter

This pipe planter is one of the most fun crafts I’ve done in a while. It combines reclaimed materials and pipe pieces in a clever, simple way. I found these trapezoid panels of wood at a lumber salvage and knew I could up-cycle them with ease. Using re-purposed materials always makes me happy. You get to save money and do something good for the environment at the same time.

This project can be done with almost any shape of wood though. Just try to keep it light if your plan is to hang it on the wall once completed. Be creative and think outside of the box.

Planting can get a bit messy. I always make sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent when I’m through.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carharttwhat you need: a piece of reclaimed lumber, a drill, 10 screws, 2 pipe elbows, 2 floor flanges, a copper sheet, metal scissors, potting soil, rocks, and two plants

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the floor flanges into the scrap wood. Space them out evenly. Penciling a guide before using the drill will help.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

The spacing depends on the shape and size of the reclaimed lumber you use.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Cut a strip of copper about a foot long and as wide as your lumber.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the copper strip to the top of the lumber on either side. You’ll use it to hang the planter from the wall later. Make sure it’s secure.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the pipe elbows into the floor flanges.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt
Pour dirt into the elbows. Leave about an inch of space for your plant.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Plant the succulent and add a layer of rocks to secure it in the soil.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Mount on the wall and water.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Freshen your work clothes with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

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Hoyt Arboretum in Portland

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

 

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Portland Arboretum and Carhartt

Hoyt Arboretum in Portland is one of the most breathtaking expanses I’ve ever seen. It stretches across 12 ridge top miles and is home to over 1,000 species. (some endangered ones too) Hoyt Arboretum Friends is a membership-based nonprofit organization that helps maintain this Oregon jewel. These lovely ladies help care for the grounds. They get to work outside everyday. Even when it’s cold or rainy, they’re ready with their Carhartt gear.

check out these fall styles: Quick Duck Woodward Jacket, Hamilton Flannel Shirt II, Bardwell Turtleneck, Original Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree, Marlinton Vest, Clarksburg Quarter Zip Sweatshirt, Acrylic Headband, Weathered Quinwood Chore Coat, & Rowlesburg Sweatshirt

DIY: Cacti and Succulents Stacked Planters

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt

Gardening in Carhartt, Crafted in Carhartt
To all those followers with a green thumb (and people like me who aspire to have one), we have the perfect gardening top for you. The Carhartt Force Crewneck is a dream shirt for hard work, especially when you’re outdoors. Its stain resistant, sweat wicking, and odor fighting material is on your side every step of the way. You can get elbow deep and dirt without a worry, all while keeping cool and comfortable. I put Carhartt Force to the test today while I planted a cacti and succulent arrangement. Try this DIY and email me your result. I’d love to see your version.

check out some of my favorite work wear: Carhartt Force Crewneck, 1989 Slim Double Front Dungaree, and Wellington Boot

Joan from Windy City Harvest

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Joan is one skilled woman. She has a background in carpentry and currently teaches environmental literacy at Windy City Harvest in Chicago. WCH is a program sponsored by Chicago Botanical Garden to train adults in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture. From building hoop houses to compost pens, Joan’s carpentry background plays well into her new position at the farm. It’s always cool to look back and see how your past paves the way for your future. Each skill you gain can only help you be a more dimensional person. Always keep learning and working.

Check Carhartt women’s clothes that can help you get the job done.

Carmella of City Farm in Chicago

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

Fresh fruits and veggies, right in the middle of the city! City Farm in Chicago takes land that isn’t being used and turns into a productive space. It’s all about sustainability, healthy living, and giving back to the community. This is Carmella, lover of the outdoors. She’s worked at City Farm for the past 3 seasons. Sun kissed skin is proof that working in the midst of nature is good for the body and soul. Carmella always finds a way to work outside, even in the dead of Chicago winters. That’s determination. When it comes down to it, we’d all rather be working in dirt that stuck in a cubicle. Who better to help you get the job done than Carhartt? Carmella is sporting Carhartt Force. A new line that is stain resistant, repels odor, and sweat wicking. It’s perfect for those summer days with your knees firmly planted in the mud while you harvest a beautiful batch of tomatoes.

Julie deLeon of Groundwork Design

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon and Carhartt

Julie deLeon, behind Groundwork Design in Chicago, is one cool landscape designer. Hardworking, confident, and talented. Sure the construction world is male dominated, but look out boys. Julie has been in the construction world for about 8 years. She’s made a name for herself and developed a thriving business. Her handy work can be seen all around Chicago. Bringing well designed green spaces to urban areas is her specialty.

Check out Julie’s work wear: Carhartt Tucker Jacket, Logo Tee, Straight Fit Slim Jean, & Force Quarter Zip Performance Shirt The Carhartt Force line is perfect for those in landscape design. It wicks away moisture, releases stains, and fights odors.

Anita from Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

A chunk of paradise in the middle of the big city, Common Good City Farm in DC offers so much to the community. Their goal is to grow food, educate, and help low-income members meet their food needs.

This is Anita, food manager at the farm. Her passion is to help repair the broken food system. Through gardening classes and other workshops offered at Common Good, steps are made every day to make the surrounding environment healthier and more connected. See how you can get involved.

check out what Anita wears while she gets the job done: Carhartt Women’s Annapolis Shirt, Norfolk Tank, Trenton Hoodie, Norfolk Henley, El Paso Shorts, and C-Grip Knuckler Gloves.