3 DIY Flower Pots Made From Recycled Plastic

We love taking trash and turning into treasure, and these 3 DIY flower pot ideas are going to show you how to do just that! We're going to transform your empty plastic containers into chic flower pots, perfect for any kind of plant. An adorable hedgehog for your herbs, a wheelbarrow for beautiful blooming flowers, and a cute collage flower pot for any and all plants – these flower pots will all add some extra charm to your home. They're also a great way to recycle and save yourself some money on household fixtures. Your green thumb just got a whole lot greener!

1. Chic Collage Flower Pot

You'll Need:

  • old magazines
  • 1 large, empty yogurt container
  • craft glue
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • potting soil

Here's How:

1.1 Cut out several diamond-shaped pieces of paper from old magazines that have eye-catching patterns and designs printed on them.

1.2 Brush craft glue over the surface of a large, empty yogurt container and neatly glue the diamond-shaped pieces of paper on it.

1.3 Fill your new chic flower pot with potting soil and plant your favorite plants right inside!

2. Hedgehog Flower Pot For Herbs

You'll Need:

  • 2 small, empty yogurt containers
  • hot glue gun
  • modeling clay
  • acrylic paint (black, white & red)
  • paintbrush
  • small artificial flower
  • potting soil
  • herb or garden cress seeds

Here's How:

2.1 Glue 2 small, empty yogurt containers together using a hot glue gun.

2.2 Cover the empty yogurt containers with modeling clay and mold the clay into shape of a hedgehog, using the yogurt containers as the body. Make sure to leave the openings at the top of the yogurt containers uncovered.

2.3 Add some additional modeling clay to the body to make the head and legs, and mold them into the appropriate shapes.

2.4 Paint on eyes, the tip of the nose, and a mouth using acrylic paint, then glue a small artificial flower to the side of the hedgehog's head using a hot glue gun.

2.5 Fill the hedgehog pot with potting soil and garden cress or herb seeds. Once the plants grow, your hedgehog will have some fun quills!

3. Wheelbarrow Flower Pot

You'll Need:

  • empty margarine container
  • screwdriver
  • lighter
  • 3 wooden skewers
  • acrylic paint (blue, gray, yellow & black)
  • paintbrush
  • bottle cap
  • hot glue gun
  • cardboard circle
  • potting soil

Here's How:

3.1 Use a lighter to heat up the tip of a screwdriver and poke 6 holes in an empty margarine container: 2 holes near the bottom of one of the short sides, 2 holes near the top of the opposite side, and 2 holes in the bottom of the container near the side with the higher holes.

3.2 Insert 2 wooden skewers almost parallel to one another through the holes on the sides of the margarine container.

3.3 Break 2 small pieces of equal length off of the third wooden skewer and insert them into the holes on the bottom of the plastic container.

3.4 Paint the inside of the container blue, the outside of the container and the wooden skewers gray, and the tips of the wooden skewers on the bottom yellow.

3.5 For the wheel, glue a round piece of cardboard painted black to a bottle cap using a hot glue gun. Use a lighter to heat the tip of the screwdriver and poke a hole in the center of the bottle cap, then poke a hole in the same spot on the attached cardboard circle using scissors. Insert a small piece of a wooden skewer through the hole in the wheel and use a hot glue gun to glue it near the ends of the 2 wooden skewers in front of the wheelbarrow.

3.6 Fill the wheelbarrow with potting soil and plant flowers directly inside.

These are all great ways to recycle some of the plastic waste that you probably thought would end up at the landfill. Feel free to customize the colors, designs, and types of animals you want to make for your adorable new flower pots, and your garden will blossom into something special!

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