10 DIY Up-cycled Planters
Plants are beautiful elements of décor that are eco-friendly and sustainable. The pots that are used to hold these living beauties are a different story. In most cases the plant comes with a thin plastic planter that does not look great and is also not durable. Instead of going shopping for a new planter, consider these 10 ways to take items you already have and up-cycle it into a gorgeous and creative planter.
1. Watering Can Planter
It is a popular look to fill a backyard with typical gardening tools as lawn decor, and we see why! Taking a gardening elements and turning them into planters is an adorable way to use an old item in a creative and eco-friendly way. Use a watering can or old wheelbarrow as a new planter to complete this look for yourself.
2. Tire Planter
Tires are ideal resources to repurpose because they are durable, large, and usually free! In addition, tires are horrible to just throw away. By repurposing tires into large planters, you are doing so much more for the environment and benefiting your yard as well!
3. Soda Bottles
In both urban and rural living, vertical gardens are an excellent way to make the most of the space that you have. By using old soda bottles for the garden planters, you are making the most of what you already have even more so!
4. Chandelier Planter
Take an old chandelier and showing it some love with a new coat of paint and plants. This look is perfect to fill with a plant similar to ivy that will hang down from the planter chandelier. This planter will shine in your outdoor or indoor living space!
5. Book Planter
This planter takes the term “book worm” to a whole other level. If you find an old book that you do not mind repurposing, then this planter is perfect for you. Succulents are ideal plants for this planter as they require little water and they are relatively small.
6. Old Dishes
Do you have an old kettle that leaks, or a mug with a crack in it? It seems we all have old dishes that we would not mind using somewhere other than the kitchen. Turn those old dishes into planters and you can still enjoy the dish, but now in a new way.
7. Soda Cans
Before crushing your next soda can to toss it in the recycling, try recycling it on your own. There are many ways to cut open a soda can to repurpose it into a new planter. Add a layer of paint as well to help it fit into your new space.
For a really unique look to your home or garden, grab an old pair of shoes and fill them with dirt and plants. In most cases those shoes are just sitting around collecting dust anyways. You can speed up the dust collection process and make them cuter then ever by creating a shoe planter.
Toolboxes, tackleboxes, and suitcases seem like they are already planters ready to display our gorgeous new plants with style and flare!
10. Cinder blocks
A stackable, modern, and creative approach to planters is by reusing cement center blocks. These blocks can be painted or stacked to fix any space perfectly. The touch part is deciding where you want the planters to go, and how you will customize them to fit your desired style!
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