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How to Line a Pot for $0

This adorable galvanized pail came home with me after a trip to HomeGoods.  I had no plan for it, but, for $2, how could I pass it up?
Recently, I decided it would be the perfect container for my basil plant. The only problem?  I needed a liner.  
My solution?  A 2-liter soda bottle!
After placing it in the bucket, I drew a line on the soda bottle where it needed to be cut, removed it, cut it, planted the basil, and placed it back in the bucket.

The little galvanized bucket has a purpose, my basil plant now has a home. It's a win-win!  
Best of all, it didn't cost a dime and it reused a soda bottle. Now I just need the tomatoes to hurry up and grow.  There's bruschetta to be made (and eaten)!

Update:  If you read my post, "It's Been Ruff".  All has been resolved....whew!  I was really worried about my Vintage items!  We've had a few other things to deal with at the Cottage, but, that's a story for another day!

For now, have a wonderful week and be sure to stop by again soon!

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  1. What a great idea. So easy, but I never would have thought of it! Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you so much. I always try to reuse something I already have.
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage!

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  2. What a wonderful idea!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I loved your tree! I hope you'll stop by again soon.

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  3. Perfect idea for your basil, great for sharing on Oh my Heartsie Girls WW this week, thank you.
    Hope you have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by!!
    Karren

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    1. Thank you, Karren. It's always a pleasure!

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  4. Oh my what an excellent idea. That way the way won't make the planter rust. I wish I could grow basil like you can.

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    1. Thank you, Debra, that was my goal...no rusty pail! Give your basil lots of sun and water. You'll have lots in no time!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage - hope to see you again, soon!
      Ann

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  5. What great tips you could use any kind of pot knowing this. I would love to have you link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link up Party this week. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2571

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    1. I am so glad that you joined us. Have a lovely week!

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    2. My pleasure, Charlene. Thank you for stopping by the Cottage!

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  6. Thanks for this post. Why can't you just use the pail? Why does it have to have a liner? I am growing a basil plant; however, my leaves are yellow and not bright green. Can you shed some light on how to keep a basil plant healthy?

    I'm a novice with plants.

    Thanks in advance.
    -AnchoredinSweets

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    1. Hi Meena,
      I lined the pail so it wouldn't rust - I wanted to keep it pretty. Basil is pretty easy to grow. It likes lots of sun and don't let it dry out, it likes moist soil.
      I hope that helps!
      Thank you for stopping by the Cottage. I hope you'll follow and stop by again soon!
      Ann

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  7. Ann I love this idea so simple yet so efective. Pinning. I am hosting a new link party and would love to have you join us. It is called Sweet Inspiration and open Fridays at 10am est and runs till Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you, Mary.
      I'll be sure to check out your link party - do stop by again soon!
      Ann

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