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DIY: 8 Unique Planters for Your Garden

Recycle and give your old pots an upgrade with these ideas

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With the growing popularity of succulents, it’s not surprising to see pretty planters in most homes these days. Whether you have a garden or mini one in your balcony, you can still use everyday items in your home to create stylish planters for your space. Here are 8 innovative ideas that you can do this weekend.

Source: BuzzFeed, Main photos from makezine.com and indulgy.com.

Lightbulbs

Don’t throw out your busted bulbs, just yet! You can create a stylish planter out of them. Just use pliers to remove the inside parts of your bulb then clean it out with water. Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Photo from blog.freepeople.com.

Cement blocks

If you have extra cement blocks from a recent renovation project, you can transform them into plant holders! The contrast between the neutral colored cement and greens of your plant can work well in your balcony or entryway. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

Photo from www.remodelista.com.

Tires

If you’re looking for budget-friendly ideas for your planters, why not use tires? Simply drill a few holes in the middle part of the tire then paint them with a bright shade of yellow or blue. Click here for the complete step-by-step guide

Photo from blog.tirebuyer.com.

Corks

Aside from using wine bottles as flower vases, you can also recycle wine corks into planters! By carving out a hole using a swiss knife, you can place mini succulent clippings inside! Click here for the complete step-by-step guide

RL Tip: Stick magnets at the back so you can use them as décor to your refrigerator. 

Photo from upcyclethat.com.

Teacups

Are you hosting a party anytime soon? Why not use teacup planters as a table centerpiece? Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Photo from www.agoldenafternoon.com.

Books

If you have books that you will no longer use, you can repurpose them into planters for your succulents! Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Photo from theinteriorproject.com.

Drawer

Upcycle your old wooden drawers and turn them into storage areas for your favorite greens! This easy trick will instantly provide a rustic and cozy feel to your home. Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Photo from indulgy.com.

Egg shells

Instead of using egg cells as fertilizer, why not repurpose it as a planter? Carefully place your mini plant inside the shell to create a unique table centerpiece for your dining table. Your kids will love this easy activity, too! Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Photo from fortheloveof.net.

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