Clay Chimney Flue Liners Make Great Planters

To make these terra-cotta planters, go to a brick supplier and buy 3-ft. lengths of clay chimney flue liner.

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DIY Terra-Cotta Planters

To make these terra-cotta chimney flue planters, go to a brick supplier and buy 3-ft. lengths of clay chimney flue liner ($15 each). Cut the chimney tile to different heights using a circular saw fitted with an abrasive cutting wheel. You can put them on a deck or patio, or accent your yard wherever you like—just pick your spots and bury the ends in the soil a little.

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Fill the liners with gravel for drainage, leaving 8 in. at the top for potting soil. Since the water can drain, the liners won’t crack if they freeze. Or just set pots on top of the gravel and bring in the plants for the winter. — Nancy Belmont

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