25 Recycled Planters For Your Container Garden

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Recycled planters are becoming popular and it’s a good thing! With a bit of imagination, you can create planters from almost any material.

Here are some of the craziest and most artistic takes on recycled planters I found on the Internet.

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Easy DIY Creative Recycled Planters to Decorate Your Garden

1. Pallet Vertical Garden

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Wooden pallets are one of the most flexible and inexpensive materials you can use for a lot of garden DIY ideas.

2. Painted Old Tire Planter


Recycling tires has many environmental benefits. Convert your old tires to hanging planters for your garden or porch.

3. Cement Sneakers Planter


Outgrown your kicks already? Turn them into long-lasting pots for your plants. Soak in cement and let dry.

4. Shoe Hanger Container

Speaking of shoes, here’s another idea for your rows of plants. You may want to decorate for added impact.

5. Toy Dinosaur Planter

If you’re going for a Jurassic Park inspired garden, get started with some of your children’s old toys.

6. Vintage Kettle Flowerpot


Perfect for your kitchen indoor garden, vintage kettles will make your flowers stand out more.

7. Boombox Planter

This memorabilia from the golden age of music will bring out some fun and youthful recollections.

8. Hanging Teacup


Ceramic teacups are usually already laden with the classy design, making these attention-grabbing planters a popular choice among indoor gardeners.

9. Plantable Garden Lamps

Repurpose your wall lamps for brightly colored flowers. That gives a new meaning to garden lamps!

10. Jeans Planter


Inject some personality into your garden. That denim will do your ferns and non-flowering plants great upgrade.

11. Wine Bottles Succulent Containers

Succulent + wine bottles are great centerpieces for coffee tables. Just remember to be careful in cutting the bottles.

12. Plastic Containers

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You’ll have a lot of options here. Allow yourself to see these common household waste differently to come up with the most creative planters.

13. Aluminum Can Starters


Growing your small plants can be done in these malleable cans. They’re colorful and light, so they’re the perfect choice!

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14. Football Hanging Planter

Show your love for sports with these creative ball planters. You can also use basketballs or soccer balls. I also know people who make bowling balls their planters.

15. Bathtub Container Garden

Renovating your bathroom? Don’t throw those tubs just yet. They’d make the perfect container for your vegetable garden.

16. Metal Chair Mini Garden


This cute idea sits well with us! Using an old chair, you can create this mini garden to add your small plants on.

17. Beer Keg Container

After the party, recycle the kegs as garden pots. They’ll be able to hold bigger plants and crops like potatoes.

18. Bucket Planters


Those paint pails will do other things aside from being water containers. Drill some holes at the bottom, add the soil, and you’re ready to plant.

19. Rain Boots Pots


Another popular choice among DIYers, rain boots make good planters as well. Make them extra strong with cement. Paint for some colors.

20. T-Shirt Sleeve Planter

We can’t let this creative DIY not be part of this list. It’s cute and would open several possibilities for personalization. This would make a great gift for loved ones.

21.  Towel Planter


For this one, dip the towel in cement, then shape using a bowl or planter. Let it dry and start planting.

22. Handbag Planter

Out of all the recycled planters I found, here is one of my favorites. It’s sassy and speaks class at the same time.

23. Chandelier Planter

Sia will be proud if you’re able to pull this one. Paint an old chandelier and hang the plants.

24. Car Planter

If you got the space and an old car, you can convert it to your own plant forest. It would be iconic and fun!

25. Couch Planter

Who doesn’t want a couch of flowers in the middle of their garden? Your plants are gonna be sitting pretty!

Watch this video from Techplant on how to make your own coconut shell planter:

Your imagination is your limit! Sometimes the best ideas for recycled planters are the ones with the most common and readily-available materials you could salvage. Add a dash of ingenuity and passion, and you can do it.

I hope this list inspired you to be more creative in coming up with ideas for your garden.

What’s the most unique planter or pot you have? Let us know in the comments below.


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