Spring has sprung! The weather is starting to get warmer and that means I’ll be diving head first (metaphorically) into the soil and trying my hand at my newest hobby: gardening. I’ve always wanted to lean how to garden, and am thrilled that we have plenty of space and planter beds for me to learn in now. We are also fortunate to have a large front porch that has plenty of space to fill with planters. I have some pots, and plan on buying more, but I also like to reuse items when I can. I’ve searched the web for some of the cutest and most innovate ways to turn everyday items into planters and want to share some with you today. These 13 items to reuse as planters will add color, interest and life into any corner you have that is just craving some plant love!
This collection takes items that you may think of throwing away and allows you to give them new life and turn them into planters for your favorite flowers or plants. I love how many of these are smaller, which allows you to add life to a smaller space, or so you can group them and make a larger statement piece. I’m already gathering items to make some of these in the next few weeks, let’s see which are your favorite!
Reuse an old milk jug to make this simple planter from Family Chic.
Really short on space? Repurpose an old shoe rack and plant some herbs! Idea from Instructables.
Add some color to a small space with this idea from Bonnie Plants to paint old colanders and turn them into planters!
Love this idea from Lemon, Bean and Things to paint ugly tires and turn them into durable planters!
Mason jars have so many uses already- now you can add planters to that list with this beautiful idea from Consumer Crafts.
Turn an old plastic toy into a fun planter- this would be especially great in a kids room! Idea from Little Bit Funky.
Coffee jug planter idea from The Garden Glove.
Turn ugly cinder blocks into something special with this planter idea from The Garden Glove.
Crafts A La Mode brings them a cute way to reuse a garden hose and turn it into a planter.
Add a punch of color to a space by creating this gorgeous planter out of an old chandelier from DIY Show Off.
Addicted to DIY brings us another way to reuse an old tire with this pretty rope covered version.
Have an old laundry basket that needs some love? Turn it into a planter! Love this idea from Elizabeth Joan Designs.
Turn old soup cans into a beautiful herb garden with this idea from Homey Oh My.