Three Items You Can Repurpose Into Planters

I’ve been working on a mini porch makeover all week. My in-laws came over on Memorial day and my husband and father in law dug out an over grown area in front of our porch and the side of our house (while my mother in law and I painted over the wall paper in our dining room!) (More on that later) I’ve pretty much spent the week since then planting in the front and spray painting our old plastic Adirondack chairs which I will post about later this week!

I’ve also been putting together some diy flower planters. We really want to keep costs low so I looked around our house for some things I could use as planters. Planters add up SO fast! Even just basic terra cotta pots.

Here are the three things I found :

1. Wicker Basket

If you’ve read my post on 10 things to look for while thrifting you know I love wicker baskets! So great for storing kids toys and anything else you need easily accessible but stored in a cute way.

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This one was super easy because wicker has small gaps in it so the soil should drain pretty easily. I just added potting soil and my flowers and then I was done! I love the texture it adds.

2. Watering Cans

I had this watering can hanging out in our garage and thought it would be cute. I added rocks to the bottom to help the soil drain but you could also drill holes in the bottom. You could also use any galvanized buckets / tins or even distress some large aluminum cans for this aged metal type look. I really love the way this one came out.

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3. Crocks

I had this crock hanging around in our garage too. I think these are so cute as planters. I threw a hosta I had left over in it and I know it’ll add some great greenery and character to the porch when I put everything together.

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Is there anything you guys like to use as planters? Or do you just prefer to use actual planters? Let me know I’m the comments below!

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Lisa
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These are super cute planter ideas Katie. I have an empty galvanized jug out my front entry, thanks for the idea to turn it into a planter, oh exciting! Looking forward to seeing those Adirondack chairs all decked out!!

lisa
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These planters are great ideas!!

livebythesunshine
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livebythesunshine

I am a sucker for wicker baskets too! And I have never thought of looking in thrift stores for that! (Face palm) I always end up spending way too much at target, Walmart or TJ Maxx! I’m also trying to up my plant game! These are great ideas! Thanks!

Lindsay
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Ooh, the crock is a good idea! I always see these in thrift stores and love tthe look ignorant them but feel gross using them for fermenting…perfect solution!!