How to make a recycled bike planter


While I’m not altogether convinced that a model is required in the above image, hats off to Dremel for a great bit of marketing. They’ve sent out a guide to making a planter out of an old bike, which is a great recycling idea and gives a kitsch feel to the garden without breaking the bank.

Step One
Cut tracing paper to fit one side of a wooden box, planter or bin. Use a soft pencil to draw a basket weave pattern (ours is a ribbon weave which is the simple weaving under and over of raffia) on the tracing paper. Tape the paper in position and trace the pattern down.

Step Two
Fix an engraving cutter into the Dremel Hobby 7700 multi-tool and carve the pattern.

Step Three
Add detail to the carving with the multi-tool and engraving cutter.  If you want to attach the basket to the bicycle…

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