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Home Decor: 10 DIY Ways To Display Flowers And Plants

By Oluwatomiwa Ogunniyi
11 December 2022   |   9:12 am
Buying plant pots and containers can be expensive, sometimes, however, there are lots of ways to make and keep flowers and plants. If you are looking for a fun and creative DIY project, consider finding some unusual and interesting ways to display your flowers and plants. There are so many unconventional items you can use…

Buying plant pots and containers can be expensive, sometimes, however, there are lots of ways to make and keep flowers and plants. If you are looking for a fun and creative DIY project, consider finding some unusual and interesting ways to display your flowers and plants. There are so many unconventional items you can use for planters. The choices are only limited to your imagination.

Here are some ideas to get you started. Try one or try all.

  1.     Easy DIY Yoghurt containers

The DIY category is all about making things that are cheap but original to suit your needs and practise your skills. This idea involves making small planters from yoghurt containers instead of using pots.

It is probably the easiest project ever because it involves a simple plastic food container that is usually thrown away as soon as it is used. To make it look special, spray paint it, let it dry, and then simply plant or display your herbs

  1.     Plants in Rain boots

In this case, these boots are not meant for wearing, but they make awesome planters!

  1.     DIY book planters.

These homemade book planters always look wonderful and if you want to make some of your own, all you need to do is: find some old books and cut out a hole.

Next, you’ll fit a plastic sheet inside to prevent any water and dirt from deteriorating the rest of the book. After that, remove the plants from their original containers and place them into the book. Trim the extra plastic and clean the newly created planter.

This is a perfect way to get creative by taking something good and turning it into something else better.

  1.     DIY Car Tire Planter

Recycled tires make great planters because they’re sturdy and can withstand cold temperatures and heavy wind and rain. You can set up a tire planter by filling a used tire with soil then planting seeds or plants of your preference. The plants can be placed with outdoor hanging tires.

You can also add a pop of colour by painting the outside of the tire planter to match your home or garden design.

  1.     Teacup succulent planters

Teacup planters may be a first for you; that’s because they are reasonably small and can hold a small amount of soil. But teacups in general are very attractive. Also, details and graphics can play a very important role in the design.

If you want to have small plants that will fit perfectly on your window, this can actually work well. The cup design and the natural colours of the plant can really change the appearance of your window.

  1.     DIY drip planters

DIY drip planters are great if you are the type who loves colour.

It is agreed that spilling paint when painting your walls is bad, but intentionally spilling paint over some traditional pots can actually be a very cool decoration for any home.

  1.   Cinder Block Plant Shelves

If you are looking for an outdoor plant shelf to display your plants, then the Cinder Block shelves are the perfect idea for you because they are so easy and affordable to make.  

All you need include; cinder blocks, cedar boards, liquid nails, a caulk gun and plants of course.

  1.     Pallet Vertical Garden

If you’re almost out of space to place your plants, it’s time to think vertically. This unusual planter focuses on growing plants densely without taking up a lot of room.

You can do this yourself with a simple pallet. Prepare the pallet by repairing it and adding some landscape fabric to the back, you can also decide to paint in any colour of your choice. The plants should be the type that flows, so, the entire ensemble will look good and healthy.

  1.     Brick moist planters

These natural and durable building materials offer a cool contrast to elegant succulent plants especially used ones. And it is absolutely free because if they are used, they were probably thrown away.  

The difficult part is to drill the holes but it requires patience because any shock could shatter the brick.

  1. DIY Beer cans

An empty can whether it’s from beer, soda or something else can be easily repurposed and used as a planter for plants that aren’t particularly demanding like cacti and succulents.

To make the transformation and to also be able to preserve the cans as best as possible, you’ll need to use a can opener to open up the top, a hammer and a nail.