The key to this rustic aesthetic is not overplanting the container. Give the flowers space to breathe. This rusty metal bucket—a flea market find—is studded with periwinkles, Rieger begonias, coleus, and other annuals but not overcrowded, which can keep the plants from getting adequate light. Suspending the arrangement on a branch adds to the casual, easy-does-it charm.
from Flea Market Gardening (https://www.facebook.com/fleamarketgardening): "Oh I am so excited about finishing my 'Shutter Angel' this week! She's out on the path to my 'Secret Garden in the Pines.' My DH (darlin' hubby) helped me make her 'bouquet' of flowers (needed some extra 'hand strength' with the barbed wire) & her 'halo.' Yes, she is a 'tall' angel & I will be planting a nice big hosta or a small shrub @ her feet or what I call her 'flowing gown' area."
Found old metal rake @ flea market for $6. Two small stainless steel colanders picked up @ area Salvation Army for $2 ea...added replacement hanging basket chains ($1.50 per pk.) Finished product= hanging basket décor. Used old burlap feed sack as liners!