DIY ProjectsRe Purpose an Old Shop Vac into a Planter with Wheels Project

Re Purpose an Old Shop Vac into a Planter with Wheels Project


Thrifty Mom website shares a great way to upcycle an old broken shop vacuum into a mobile huge garden planter container.

It is actually really simple:

  • Just unlatch the clamps that are built into the shop vac to open it to normally remove the dirt inside when it was in working order.

  • Discard the top of the unit that has motor in it (or save for another project)

  • Clean with soap and water inside and out

  • Allow to completely dry

  • Optional, drill a few drain holes in the bottom

  • Spray paint your choice of color

  • Decorate any way you choose

Click here to see the project:


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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