I saw the idea for planting flowers in a strainer in a magazine. I loved this idea for a housewarming gift. I couldn't find a vintage colander, but I found this bright colored one at Hobby Lobby for about 8 dollars. I was going to put several little herbs inside, but 5 stores later, I could only find a ginormous pot of mint. I decided to leave it in the pot for my pal to decide what she wants to do with it. Super simple, and cute.