Unexpected Planters

recycledplantersWith the large variety of plant options available, it makes sense that picking a plant is often the first step to incorporating nature into your space. But what if you start by making the right vessel to hold your plant? Your planter makes a huge impact on the look and feel of the overall display, so get creative! Whether you want to personalize your planter with your initials or want to incorporate your love of reading, we have an original idea for your plant’s new home.

Rain Boot Flower Pots Brighten up your patio with the rain boots of past years. They make great planters because they are sturdy, waterproof, and deep enough for plants to take root. Best of all, this clever upcycle project is quick and easy to complete. Just drill some holes in the bottom of your boots, add some potting soil in the base, and place a colorful plant inside. With proper care, your flowers will be blooming in no time.

Book Lover’s Succulent Garden Show your appreciation for reading with this unique planter. Give an old book 
a fresh purpose by cutting out the middle section of the pages and making it into a garden by adding some interesting succulents and moss.

Ladle Garden Here’s a great way to make a big impression in a small space. Recycle retired soup ladles to create a kitchen wall plant display. You can paint the spoons to match your decor, and vary the layout to fit your available space. When you have your design, simply attached the ladles to the wall with hooks. Then place succulents into the bowl of each ladle for a low-maintenance, one-of-a-kind feature in your home.

Letter Centerpiece Personalize your table with vibrant flowers in the shape of a letter. All you have to do is buy a metal letter at your local craft store, and plant your flowers of choice. Your living centerpiece will be the talk of your next dinner party!

Petite Seashell Planter Hey beach lovers: even if paperwork is piling up, you will want to make room on your desk for this miniature planter. (Not that it takes up much room.) Just place an air plant into the base of your favorite small seashell to remind yourself of the sun, sand, and sounds of the waves gently lapping the shore, even when you’re at work and there’s rain falling outside. And there’s no need to worry about sunburn!