Frame a Pot

What you Need

  • Wood for the frame – we recycled painted pine timber (100 x 35mm)
  • Terracotta pot
  • Pelargonium (in any colour that will contrast with the blue frame)
  • Paint – Modo (Rhyse colour – P127-C7)
  • Wood glue
  • 4 x 50 mm screws
  • 2 x 15 mm screws
  • Picture frame wire
  • 2 x Hilti screws

Mitre saw, drill and masonry and wood bits, screwdriver, tape measure

1.Measure and cut the framing so that there is space around the pot and a bit of height for the plant to grow. For our pot we cut the frame at 45° for an outer edge of 445 x 690 mm.

2.Glue the frame together and drill pilot holes at an angle to secure the corners. Fit the 50 mm screws and tighten.

3.Apply two coats of paint, allowing time for each coat to dry.

4.Screw the 15 mm screws into the back of the frame, near the top, and fit picture frame wire between the two to hang the frame from.

5.Drill a hole in the wall where you want to mount the pot. Carefully drill a hole in the side of the pot and attach it to the wall using a Hilti screw. Using another Hilti screw, hang the frame so that it frames the pot.

6. Plant up with your choice of plant – we suggest you choose one with a bold flower colour to hold its own against the colour of the frame.

The Gardener