If you like growing plants in your home or outdoors, you need lots of planters. The good thing is that you can easily upcycle, recycle or decorate many things to turn them into planters. Or you can get some cheap and ugly planters and decorate them. Here are few ideas on containers or planters I have decorated or made.
This was a plastic paint can. Plus, it was cracked in the bottom. I have used a piece of vintage fabric from my grandma’s attic for decoration. I glued it onto the container using a hot glue gun. Then I made some rolled fabric flowers and used a ribbon for decoration. The cracked bottom is not a problem, if you keep the planter outdoors. This is a great way to remove excessive water from the recycled planter. It’s an easy way to go green.
fabric flowers coiled rope planter
This is organic rope and I made a coiled rope basket out of it. Then I have cut the bottom part of a plastic bottle, decoupaged it and inserted it inside the basket. So, now it’s a planter.
cute flower pots
THese are the old baby shoes I was sorry to throw away. So, again I used plastic bottles to turn them into planters.
This is a collection of the go green planters. The ones on the left are made out of milk packages. The ones in the middle are two cracked cups. The one on the right is a regular flower pot. I was ugly and brown. It’s a cheap planter. So, I decoupaged it and crocheted the edges over with some organic rope.
decoupaged flower pot
Here is another example of how you can transform a simple flower pot into a nice looking one using decoupage.
As you may see, there are many things you can turn into planters. Check out my Pinerest Gardening board for more ideas.
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I love gardening and I love to craft and upcycle for my garden. I have already shared the teapot decoupage upcycling on my blog. Here are some decoupage ideas and green corners of my back yard.
These are the above mentioned decoupaged old tea pots. I turned them into flower pots. Seems like these flowers really love them.
This was an ordinary white flower pot. I decoupaged it and used an old CD beneath it.
This is my rock garden. No decoupage here yet, but it’s coming!
It’s my green fern garden.
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the doodle house
Blast those nincompoops who told us, as children, that gardening is as simple as dropping a seed in a hole and splashing it with water. Maybe that’s the case in the Northwest, but here in Texas it’s just not that simple…especially when you’re talking about seed starting.
Heath’s been itching to start gardening from seeds (rather than transplanting) for quite some time now. For one, it’s a pretty stellar way to feel somewhat God-like. Taking a tiny pebble-like object and transforming it into leafy, nutrient providing green. It does wonders for the ego.
Secondly, if the seeds grow to maturity, it’s a much, much, much more economical way to garden. Think about it: a single 3-inch tall tomato plant usually costs around $3.50 and will probably yield around 15 pounds of fruit in a good (“good” being the operative word) season. Not too bad considering what you pay in a…
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