Free Printable For Repurposed Green Onion Pocket Planter

onion pocket feature

I never thought of myself as having a green thumb.  I don’t have inside plants because I usually kill them with too much water or not enough!  Hopefully I have better luck as a gardener this year…so maybe I am reinventing myself?  LOL

onion pocket start

I found this metal wall pocket last year at a garage sale and got the bright idea to turn it into a planter for my green onion starts.


onion pocket front

One side had the image and the other side was a blank canvas!


onion pocket info

Step One:  Drill holes for drainage.

Step Two: Print out the images, cut them out and decoupage them on the front.  Seal the images to make them waterproof.  ( I used dishwasher safe Mod Podge and sealed the images with clear nail polish.)

Step Three:  I want to make sure no toxic metal leeches in the potting soil, so I cut the bottom off a plastic sheet protector to tuck into the pocket to line the inside.


onion pocket liner inside

Step Four:  Fill the sheet protector with potting soil and distribute the green onion starts (or whatever you want to plant).


onion pocket top

There you have it, green onions all safely tucked in to grow!  I made a pdf of the onion font and free clip art image if you want to make one of your own.  Goodwill usually has a nice collection of metal pockets and it would be fun to have a collection of herbs lined up along the side of the house!



onion printout photo for pdf


onion pocket feature

This was a fun and easy repurposed craft to make!



Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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