This version of the vertical planter is truly DIY. All you need is a can of spray paint in your favorite color or to match your decor. Getting the wall register may be the only item that will add a few miles to your regular routine.
This pile of registers has been stacked in an area that is serving as a catchall. For two years I have seen this stack and wondered when it will be dealt with. Afterall, the job they were purchased for has long been completed.
Suddenly, an idea slipped into the creator’s head and an unique planter was pictured. Many decorative items are shown in magazines and Pinterest and this one can be just as colorful in any patio or garden.
Where to Purchase Used Heating Duct Registers
The best place to find heating duct vents is your local Habitat for Humanity supply store. Each time I visited they had a few of these vents. The larger ones were less than $4.00.
On your way home buy spray paint or use paint you already have. Make sure to have planting mix on hand and moss. This is a Go Green tip and good for gifts.
Hose the registers off, sand with fine sandpaper and hose off again.
Spray paint with your favorite color. Lime green is mine. Or use up paint you already have a home.
Click thumbnails to follow the steps below. There are screw holes for a hanger. I used jute twine for hanging. DYI vertical planter project done.
This spray paint worked like a dream on the metal registers. No dripping or ripples. The project looked smooth and good enough for placing in the house as real heater vents.
I bought at Michael’s with a coupon and was about $5.00.
If you have a succulent garden and a collection of plants, this is an easy gift to make and give to everyone you know.