Creative and Unique Flower Planters Made from Recycled Items

Tired of the old terra cotta and resin flower planters? It may be time to think outside the box (or pot, in this case)! When choosing a planter for your outdoor living space, you can create a “WOW” effect by recycling things around the home. To show what we mean, below are a few of our favorite creative and unique flower planters made from recycled items. Make sure you click on the source links. Many of them have instructions, so you can make them yourself!

Recycle a Drawer


Source: The Barefoot Seamstress


Source: My Re-Purposed Life

Recycle the Whole Piece of Furniture


Source: HomeTalk


Source: The Garden Glove

Recycle an Old Toolbox


Source: The Garden Glove


Source: The Gardening Cook

Recycle an Old Mailbox


Source: Second Chance to Dream


Source: HomeTalk

Recycle Old Suitcases


Source: Nana’s Making Memories


Source: Studio 34

Recycle Paint Cans


Source: Centsational Girl


Source: The Garden Glove

Recycle a Candleabra


Source: Red Head Can Decorate


Source: Vicki Beckman

Finally…Recycle Some Flip Flops

This lets you easily grab your herbs, so you can carry them into your kitchen when you’re ready to cook.


As you can see, old, used items are great for creating dynamic spaces outdoors. The key to making an old container work is making sure there are holes to allow for drainage. That is, if you’re putting plants in it that need to be watered often. Many plants don’t like to sit in water, so, if you don’t create a drainage point, you may end up with yellow leaves. If you need more pointers like this, check out Living Well: 7 Secrets for a Successful Container Garden.

About the Author
Meghan Henderson
Meghan is the Marketing Specialist for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books. She also creates digital and printable planners and trackers, as well as coloring pages for Larkspur & Tea.