Recently, I have been fascinated and amused by all the clever upcycled garden containers I see on Pinterest. I am challenging myself to see how many re-used items can be found and made into DIY indoor planters and creative outdoor planters for flowers or vegetables. I think the possibilities are endless for unusual planter ideas!
Feel free to submit yours, if you have a cool garden planter you have made!
My first attempt are some herb planters made with the first thing I saw in my recycle bin – supplement containers. They seem too good just to throw away.
The labels wouldn’t come off completely, and I didn’t really want to spend money on goo gone or other petroleum based product, when the idea is to re-use an item and not pollute! Usually, I use olive oil to get off sticky goo, but sadly it failed me this time. So, I decided to cover the stubborn glue with leftover fabric and Mod Podge.
It kind of goes with my kitchen, which has black painted cabinets and a modern feel.
Here are the finished containers with some herbs planted:
These turned out pretty cute – not bad DIY indoor planter for a first try.
One thing I recommend, which I did not do yet, is to drill holes in the bottom, and put the planters on a tray.