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Roundup: 7 Creative Upcycled Planter Ideas

by on Apr 19, 2012

One thing I learned while researching this blog post? You can make a planter out of anything. Seriously, anything. I left the toilets out (you’re welcome), but take a peek at seven other charming ways to give your green thumb a workout.

wine bottle planters

After you host a few get-togethers on your lovely front porch, you may have a few empty soldiers with which to craft these pretty hanging wine bottle planters

colander planter

Not much of a cook? Turn your dusty kitchen colander into a hanging planter with a little chain. Best part? The drainage holes are built in! 

Croc Planter

Do you have a partner who wears Crocs? Make them disappear by putting them to work in the yard. (The shoes, I mean.) I think Crocs are much cuter on a tree, don’t you? From Green Upgrader

Paver Planter boxes

Kelly built these modern concrete planters with paver stones and landscape-block adhesive. I love how simple and clean they are. I think her method would also work with older, worn pavers for a different look. 

Cinderblock Planter Wall

Annette at Potted buit this amazing cinderblock succulent garden wall with liquid nails and a really sweet doggie. She says you can also paint the blocks if you want a brighter look. 

created at: 04/16/2012

Giant tires mounted to the side of a house ordinarily would not strike me as something I would like, but these are downright adorable! Like the cinderblock wall, I think these tire planters could be cute painted, too.

dinosaur planters

How fierce are these dinosaur planters? They are made out of rubber toys! And, if the T. Rex isn’t your thing, there are a host of other species to choose from and a safari collection, too!

Have you come up with your own creative idea for a planter? Share it with everyone in the comments!


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