5 Things In Your House You Can Upcycle To Make A Planter


Cactus in a Tin
Image Source: Camille Styles
We all love an upcycled planter! Something that catches the eye and even acts as a conversation starter is always a good place to start when trying to find things around the house that may just make a great upcycled planter. There are endless possibilities when it comes to finding something that you can use to show off your favourite plants. Check out our five favourite things around the house that we love to use as a planter!

#1 Garbage Pan

Spray painting a trash can
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Don’t knock this one before you try it! The giant garbage bin in your kitchen may not make the most aesthetically pleasing planter, but those smaller, decorative ones that you use for your bathroom or bedroom may just do the trick! These smaller pans are usually lightweight and cost far less than your average planter. They are also highly customisable! If you don’t love their current style, try spray painting yours in a colour that you prefer, or incorporate other style elements like wrapping it with rope.

#2 Hanging Shoe Racks

Hanging Shoe Rack
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Need a new herb planter? One way to conveniently grow many plants without taking too much space is by upcycling a hanging shoe rack (the kind that usually hangs behind a door on in your closet). Using one of these racks, you can create your very own vertical garden, which is perfect for gardens that require a lot of variety, such as herbs. The best part is that you’ll have plenty of fresh herbs ready to cook whenever you need them!

#3 Tea and Coffee Tins

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Nothing makes a better container for a small plant that a cute little Twining’s Tea can. Each unique kind of tea comes in a different colour tin so that you can have a rainbow of planters proudly displayed on your windowsill. If you need an option for an indoor herb garden that you can conveniently set up in your kitchen! These can also work for succulents and other smaller plants.

#4 Make a Lego Planter

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Looking for a fun DIY project to do with your kids? Chances are you have plenty of random Legos hanging around the house. Grab a bunch and get to work on a one-of-a-kind planter! They are easy to make and a great way to get your children involved with gardening in a way that is fun for them.

#5 An Old Drawer

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If you are considering a new centerpiece and conversation starter for your garden, why not upcycle an old set of drawers? The possibilities are endless as you can customise them with any colour paint your heart desires or even add other design elements to add texture and substance. These are great for larger plants and can be created however you see fit.

Get DIY-ing!

While we spend a little extra time at home this MCO, look around your home! You likely have a vast number of unwanted items that you can recreate and reimagine into a fun and stylish planter for your home or your garden! 
Get creative & happy upcycling.

 


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