I love gardening, and have flower beds surrounding my house. Zinnias, marigolds, snapdragons, and Johnny Jump-ups all call my house "home". While I like the look of flower beds, it is also fun to recycle household items into planters. It gives a casual country feel to my landscape.
While I've used old tractor tires and boots as planters in the past, I decided to use old kitchen pots this year. I've always thought these pots were pretty, but they weren't very useful. Food simply sticks to the bottom! I could donate them to Goodwill, but using them as flower pots is simply more practical.
Making these flower planters is easy, and below are the steps to creating your own.
This is nicely decorative, and I like your practical solutions (with the coffee filter, etc.). I may try this :D
It is really easy, and all it requires is imagination and a couple of tools. The next item I'm going to use for a planter is an old barbecue grill. I've purchased the potting soil, but haven't decided what type of flowers to plant. Something colorful, I'm sure!
I have a few garden store planters that I use, but I much prefer using old kitchen pots, shoes, tires and other old items. It brings color and interest, and like you say, make a garden unique!
This is a great idea. I use all kinds of odd things in my gardens. I'm always thinking about recycling items to fill with flowers. Your tutorial makes it look so easy.
Recycled flower pots and planters make a garden unique. Sure, planters from garden stores look nice and you can get them to match, but you're spending a whole lot of money that could be spent on buying more plants.