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Lots of people like hanging baskets.  In fact, it is easy to run out of room to put one if you are really a fan.  This elegant hanging basket holder does double duty as an address marker for your front yard.  To build this you will need the following supplies:

  • 1 4”X4”X8’ plank
  • 1 5.5” by 5.5”X 1” piece of pine
  • 1 3.5” X 3.5” X 1” piece of pine
  • 1 finial for the top
  • 1 hanging basket bracket
  • 3” high numbers for your address
  • Stain in the color of your choice

First, cut the 4X4 plank in half so you have two 48” pieces.

Next, screw the 5.5 X 5.5 piece of pine on one end of the plank.  Center the piece of pine before you screw it down.

Screw the 3.5” X 3.5” piece of pine in the center of the 5.5 inch piece of pine.

Next, drill a hole in the middle of the top piece of pine big enough to screw the filial in.  Glue it to the piece of pine with the screw part screwed in to the hole you just made.

Stain the wood following the directions on the can of wood.  I used Rustoleum Dark Walnut and it came out looking nice.

After the stain is dry, screw your address numbers to one side of the post.

Then screw the hanging basket bracket to the next side of the post.

You will need to bury the post in your yard to a depth of 18 inches for it to stand up well.

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Commonly known as Lady Bugs, eat aphids, mealybugs and many different types of insect eggs.

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