DIY Friday: Unusual, But Lovely Recycled Planters

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I think these are one of the simplest yet prettiest DIY projects I’ve come across lately. Not only are the materials practically free, but it’s stuff you probably would have thrown away after their useful life was up. Placed in the right setting recycled planters can make a very attractive and stylish statement.

How simple is that! Great use for old socks – Planter cozys. I love the vibrant colors and patterns, it’ll add cheer to any table. Check out how to make them.

old socks covering recycled planters

Using old tin containers to grow your succulents not only keeps them out of the landfill, but adds a little character to your plants and your table.

recycled tes tin planter

Mismatched china sets? No problem; use them to keep tiny succulents or tiny cacti and create a little tea cup garden.

tea cup succulent gardenHelp keep those soda bottles out of the landfill, instead use them to hold your herb plants. Ok, this one isn’t very pretty but it’s really interesting. Plus these soda bottle recycled planters will house enough herbs to feed an army!

old soda bottles recycled planterssoda bottle planter

I love these rainboot planters, what a great way to reuse your kid’s old rain boots once they outgrow them. Learn how to hang them.

old gardening boots as plantersChanging out old light fixtures? Don’t throw then away, use them as a planter instead. Learn how to make these cool light fixture planters.

light fixtures as plantersIsn’t this absolutely gorgeous? No words…

old curio cabinet planter{via}

I thought this one was so cool when I saw it. Not only will your plants be fashionable but they’ll be comfy too in their own purse planters!

recycled purse planters

Yeah, I know this one is a bit over the top, but I thought I’d throw it in anyway. This jean jacket planter could make a bold statement and will definitely be a conversation piece at your next party.

jean jacket planter

As you can see, the sky’s the limit on what you can create just using your imagination. So next time you’re going to throw or donate something that has lost it’s use, try to imagine it as something else. You may just get inspired and give that object a second life.

Well, I got so inspired by some of these that I decided to try my hand at two (not shown).  I’ll post my projects on the next DIY friday. So you’ll just have to stay tuned till next week. Yay, can’t wait to get started!!!

Update: Check out my two recycled planters here and here.



DIY Friday: Unusual, But Lovely Recycled Planters — 8 Comments

  1. I totally fell in love with all the ideas this site has given me for all the things I can’t seem to turn loose of. :.)

  2. What kind of seeds might one acquire to create a successful soda bottle planter (as seen in the photo) Lettuce wait for an answer…

    • Hi. They are growing herbs so you would probably want to get organic seeds if you can for whatever fresh or dry herbs you use regularly. If you are as impatient as me, then you could just buy the small herb plants from a nursery. They’ll be more expensive, but you don’t have to wait to enjoy your herbs.

      • Thank you very much for your helpful answer. I will definitely give this a try!