What do tires, bathtubs, shoes, strainers and grills all have in common? They can all be upcycled and made into DIY flower pots! Here are 17 ways to up-cycle common objects and turn them into living art this spring.
17 Unique DIY Flower Pots
Turn almost anything into a planter with a saw and soil! Make large flower pots out of old tires or even a large outdoor flower pot out of a bathtub!
Upcycle an old pallet into an herb garden by adding a few pieces of wood!
Learn how to turn any plastic animal into a planter for air plants.
Build or repurpose old drawers and secure them to the steps of a ladder for a unique vertical planter!
Turn an old bathtub into a fun planter.
5. Toy car
I saw this toy car filled with plants at The Great Outdoors nursery in Austin!
6. Tool box
Drill a few holes in an old toolbox, fill with dirt and add plants!
7. Tire wall planter
8. Tire urns
Turn old tires into large planters with a few coats of white paint and lots of dirt. I love how she elevated the urns with cinder block bases. Photo via Shoestring Pavilion.
9. Five gallon bucket with burlap
Give a plastic 5 gallon bucket a major upgrade with burlap and rope.
How cute are those these bicycle baskets overflowing with flowers?
Use a jigsaw to turn a mailbox into a planter. See more mailbox details from Audrey here.
12. Basketball Shoes
A neighborhood in Mexico City turns every day objects into planters including basketball shoes! See more photos at Inhabitat.
Any shoe works as a planter! Image originally from My Damaged Postcard.
Give an old grill a new life as a planter with a fresh coat of paint and dirt! See the full tutorial at Makely.
If the birds are over your birdbath give it a new life as a planter. Find more details at House of Hawthornes.
I love hod Donna turned her old tea kettles into indoor planters. Find the tutorial at Funky Junk Interiors.
17. Wine barrels
Turn an old barrel into a planter with a saw and soil!
I’m biased, but I love that dino planter! Which unique planter is your fave? Looking for more fun DIY garden crafts? Don’t miss these: