3 easy upcycled planters
By: Garden Gate staff
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3 easy containers
Looking for some fun new (or old) containers? Try these great upcycled ideas using things you may already have around the house or can find easily at a thrift shop or junkyard. Click through our slideshow to get the ideas flowing!
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Having a party and want to dress up your patio? Put together a tray of these charming little single-plant containers made of glass light shades. To keep the tray clean, remove the containers to water and let them drain before you return them.
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You may never have seen tire planters like these before! Forget the idea that less is more and throw restraint to the wind—spray paint several tires in sunny colors and stack them up for tiered raised beds that can’t help but be noticed.
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Because of the small container and big plants, this is a short-term planting. But that’s OK when you’re putting together something showy for fall. You won’t need it to perform for several months. About the time school is starting in late summer, punch a few drainage holes in the bottom of an old lunchbox, like this, with an awl. We put two holes at each end. Put the box on a board while you put the holes in so the tool doesn’t dent the bottom out of shape.