Can't Get Started Without:
~three wire clothes hangers
~spray paint in colour of your choice ( I used Krylons' Indoor/Outdoor in Raspberry)
~needle nose pliers
The first thing I did was get out my pliers and undo my hangers.
After my hangers were undone, I used the pliers and pure mom muscle to straighten out and shape them. I used two thicker wire hangers and a third thinner painted one and I must say the painted hanger was a LOT easier to work with. I decided that I would use that one to wind around the other two.
All I did was weave the hanger back and forth between the other two to give it an almost ladder like look.
To give my trellis a little bit of added flair, I bent the tops of the two unwoven hangers into a 'heart-like' shape. I say 'heart like', because as much as this is a simple project, the wires proved a bit more difficult than I expected to bend exactly the way I wanted.
Once the trellis was finished to my satisfaction, it was time to bust out the spray paint. Miss J's favourite colour is pink, so when I found this 'Raspberry' Krylon spray paint in the JoAnn clearance bin for $1.50, it was a no brainer.
While I was waiting for my spray paint to dry, I went about the task of untangling the bean stalks from my blinds. I couldn't believe how tightly they had twisted themselves up. It was actually very cool.
My poor little bean looked so sad once it didn't have the blinds to hold onto anymore.
My trellis was now dry,
so I transplanted my beans
and added the trellis.
After I carefully wove the bean stalk onto my trellis,
I was done!
Is my trellis perfect? Absolutely not ;-), but it does the trick and the girls LOVED it. Miss J washappy to have her beans in a purple pot with a pink trellis, and I was happy because this simple DIY was basically free.
Have you done any quick and easy DIY's recently? I would love to hear all about them.
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