GardeningUpcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planter Containers DIY Project

Upcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planter Containers DIY Project

Upcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planter Containers DIY Project

Upcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planter Containers DIY Project - The Homestead Survival

DIYers are quite proud of the fact that they are able to repurpose or upcycle just about anything discarded and turn it into something new and useful. They often spend long hours in search of items that they pick up from the vacant lots, thrift stores and even landfills. The stuff they find will be stored away until they find the perfect use for it. This article and DIY project were designed to introduce the reader to a great idea for using a pair of old helium balloon tanks.

This Do It Yourself project was created and shared in order to help as many DIYers looking for a unique suggestion for a pair of balloon tanks. The project includes a detailed description of all of the stuff that they would need to build the planters from some old tanks. It also explains in easy to read and follow terms exactly what they will need to do to complete the task.

 

Upcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planter Containers DIY Project - The Homestead Survival

First you need a tank. We used a discarded water expansion tank, but disposable helium tanks, expired fire extinguishers and the like are readily available and will work fine.

Materials and Tools:

Work holding strategy. You need some way to hold your materials while working on them. I used a vise (not pictured) but clamps, straps, duct tape, and brave friends are all possible solutions.

A length of 2×4 lumber (not pictured)

Pencil and metal marker (sharpie, crayon etc. not pictured)

An angle grinder with a cutoff wheel is what we used to cut the tank. A metal blade on your sabre saw will also work if you are patient. We also used a wire wheel to clean the rust out of the tank, but this is optional.

Safety gear is essential when using an angle grinder. I can be rather cavalier with power tools, but I don’t mess around with these things. A full face shield on top of the safety glasses is the official PPE (personal protection equipment) for this tool. A dust mask is also recommended if you are using a wire wheel on rusty metal.

A sabre saw (or jigsaw as some call it) Is what we used for the wooden base.

A drill and drill bits for the drainage holes (and also for possible work holding mounting holes)

A degreaser to prep the metal for paint.

Spray paint and clear coat for the finishing work.

Planting mix appropriate for your plants.

Plants!

*** Benefits to reading the DIY Projects: How to upcycle old helium balloon tanks into planters

~ Discover how you can easily create some unique flower planters to decorate your property using old helium balloon tanks

~ This DIY project includes a complete listing of all of the necessary materials, supplies, and tools that are needed to be had on hand in order to complete it

~ It also includes a complete, easy to read and follow step by step instructional guide that covers everything that happens from start to finish

~ You will find numerous full-color pictures that help to provide the reader with a good visual reference for the project

Click here to read about how to Upcycle Metal Balloon Tanks into Garden Planters DIY Project:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Tank-Planter/

 

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