I came across this article on ReadyMade and I wanted to share it with everyone here.
ReadyMaker Phoebe Streblow took a colander she found at a thrift store and rigged it into an adorable hanging planter using a wire hanger and a length of chain. It works out beautifully because of the depth of the bowl and the sturdy metal handles on the sides to wrap some wire (or chain) around for hanging. There are more than enough holes for drainage, also. This would be great to use with one of the plants mentioned in lilybee's recent post, "The-Unkillables-House-Plants-For-The-Black-Thumbed"!
I think this would look lovely in a kitchen or an enclosed porch. I personally would use a long length of wire (perhaps a straightened out wire from a wire hanger like the one shown) to wrap around the handles and bend it in the center through the last length of the chain to hang. It would look a bit more chic and a bit less like something you did as an afterthought, in my opinion.
I don't know about any of you, but I am definitely keeping my eye out for some pretty colanders at thrift shops already as they work for a variety of adorable DIY projects! Now I have another handy use for any I might find.
P.S. The title? Pun intended. ;)