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My mother saves a lot of stuff. Sometimes the most random items are brought over. Do I really need a collection of plastic takeout salad boxes? (Ironically, I did keep a couple of those boxes in order to dye coffee filters for this pumpkin project. Go figure they’d come in handy.)

One such peculiar item hauled to my house was a metal shower caddy. For all I know, this was probably saved from my college days…way too many years ago! This random goody I did snatch up knowing immediately what I’d do with it…

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How to Use a Shower Caddy as a Vertical Planter

For the longest time, this shower caddy sat gathering dust in our garage. Even though I had a plan in mind, finding the time was the problem. Story of all of our lives, right? And then the kids discovered it. Before I knew it, it was jerry rigged behind a tricycle and was being wildly dragged throughout the backyard like a makeshift u-Haul trailer. Time to stop what I was working on and give this shower caddy a purpose other than making sparks along the back porch!

– Metal shower caddy (Don’t have one from your college days? Pick one up here.)
– Spray paint (So many awesome spray paint color varieties out there!)
Optional: Self-etching primer (Great for covering plastic with paint.)
– Drill + masonry bit (optional)
– Optional: Masonry screw
Wire snips
– Small potted plants (I used 4″ terra cotta pots to fill the shower caddy vertical planter)

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How to repurpose shower caddy into small wall garden

The shower caddy I was using had two plastic knobs where one would typically hang a loofah or wash cloth. I gave these two knobs a spray with self-etching primer. (This primer helps to adhere paint on plastic items.)

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Cover the metal shower caddy with a couple coats of spray paint in the color of your choosing.

If the shower caddy has a soap dish, use all the [wo]manpower you have to cut through the metal using the wire snips. I will admit to uttering a few frustrated choice words. Clearly my every-other-day free weights workout was not helping me!

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We used a masonry drill bit to drill a hole through a brick wall and inserted a masonry screw. Select the drill bit and screw appropriate for where you will hang your shower caddy vertical planter.

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Hang the shower caddy onto the wall and insert small potted plants.

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