Stop tossing out those plastic utensils. Here's 6 reasons why you should plant them instead

Humans are constantly on the go and use a lot of plastic utensils. When most people finish using a plastic fork, they toss it in the trash without a second thought. After all, what could you possibly do with it?
It turns out there are actually quite a few things you can do with used plastic utensils, especially in the garden. Keep reading to learn why you might want to plant those utensils instead of trashing them.
1. Keep the pests at bay: Curious how this works? Watch the clip below:
2. Label your plants: 24 Carrot Rabbitry puts it best: "At the nursery, they had some garden labels you could buy for about $4.50 a pack, with what looked like about 20 in a pack. I have 100 squares in my garden … am I going to spend $25 just so I can label them all?!? Uh … no." See how easy it is to put together in the video below:
3. Use as decorative labels (h/t Crafts by Amanda): Turn ugly plastic utensils into pretty labels, as shown in the video below:
4. Use as a decorative and functional fence: According to, this fence will help keep the squirrels out! Watch how easily you can put this together in the video below:
5. Make it into garden decor: Turn boring plastic into chic garden art. Watch the video below to see how this works:
Yes, this includes pretty flowers from plastic spoons:
How about a plastic spoon sunflower? ​
6. Turn it into garden arts and crafts for the kids: Check out these insane plastic spoon dragonflies.
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