Make original plant pots from used objects yourself

 Spring is finally here. All flower shelves are already full and you need more space for the new plants. Do you feel the same way? Then you definitely need more plant pots, right? What do you think of the idea for original flowerpots and planters that cost little? Impossible? But on the contrary. Find out here how to use old, used items and natural materials to make creative plant pots yourself. Practically all old things are suitable as a plant container. Do not you believe it? Then check out the imaginative upcycling ideas in our collection today and see for yourself.

Chic tin cans for an original retro look

plant pots old cans retro

Tin cans of all kinds are the perfect material for your DIY flowerpots. You can simply use the cans as shown above, or you can paint them in any color. Also interesting is the next idea with clothespins made of wood. The clips, which form a chic planter, are attached directly to a tin box.

You have the choice to decorate the cans as well. Below is a creative example of a decoration with hot peppers and pieces of wood.

Creative pots of clothespins

Plant pots old wooden clothespin




Paint tin cans colorfully

Plant pots old tin cans

Decorate the plant pots for your kitchen herbs

plant pots old tin cans wood paprika



Other very often used items when it comes to planters are the car tires. They are very convenient to stack. You can easily arrange and paint these. The tires provide plenty of space for the potting soil and are easy to pour. Small old boats are not uninteresting. You can place the boats in your garden and fill them with soil. Such a planter will definitely be the ultimate eye-catcher.

Fancy planters from old car tires

Plant pots old car tires

Transform your little boat into a cool flower garden

pots of old boats

Think again if you want to throw away your old shutters. They are great as a flower stand, which you can attach directly to the wall. Flower pots or glasses are attached to it and you have in a snap a vertical mini garden. The used, metal coffee and teapots also look particularly attractive as plant pots. No matter if you arrange them hanging or standing. Plant succulents in old suitcases or chests, they need very little water.

As you will see, there are no limits here. Old shoes, kitchen sieves, cages, coffee cups, PET bottles, books, wheelbarrows, chairs, armchairs, desks, old ornamental fountains and shells - everything is being re-used and re-used. In this way, you can achieve both - you make unique plant pots and act environmentally friendly and sustainable. Their reward is originality and good conscience. Have fun crafting!

Hanging flower stands made of shutters

Planters old wooden shutters

Exceptional flower pots from old teapots

plant pots old teapots

Make fun gardeners from ceramic pots

plant pots old ceramic flower pots funny male

The old suitcase gets its second chance

make your own old suitcase

Mini flowerpots made of corks

plant pots old cork succulents

Paint the unusable kitchen sieves in fresh colors

planters old kitchen sieves pasta dishes teapots

Leave the birds to freedom and use the cages for decoration purposes only

Plant pots of old metal cages

PET bottles as clever, hanging flower containers

planter old pet bottles hanging flowerpots

Vintage flowerpots made of porcelain cups

plant pots old porcelain cups

Long-read books are still up to date

make pots old book yourself

The rusted wheelbarrow is awakened to new life

make pots old wheelbarrows yourself

Spray the old shoes and boots in gold and silver

Plant pots old shoes silver gold spray

Or leave them in their original look

plant pots old shoes succulents

Combine rubber boots, woven baskets and kitchen sieves

Plant pots old boots baskets

You can quietly repaint broken chairs and armchairs and turn them into flower pots

plant pots old chairs make your own chair

Lively colors and chic patterns

plant pots painted tin cans

The retro desk offers plenty of cultivation space

plant pots flower stand age desk

Unmistakably rustic

make pots wood wine barrel yourself

Ornamental fountains become fabulous mini gardens

plant pots srpingbrunnen sukkulenten

Collect shells and snails for your succulents

plant pots succulents clam snails

make pots old hats yourself