7 ways to turn household items into imaginative planters overflowing with whimsy

If you're thinking about dressing up your outdoor space, these ideas demonstrate that you don't have to look much further than your own home. As it turns out, there are a ton of common household items that make great garden planters.
Forgo a trip to the store (and the strain on your wallet), in favor of a colander from the kitchen, rain boots from the closet, or a trash can from the garage to apply these imaginative planters to your own yard. 
Sand & Sisal show us colanders are basically ready-made planters with their bright colors and built-in drainage holes. We love how these vibrant colors in matching tones steal the show, while subtle greenery brings the whole look together.
Make Life Lovely fixed small jars to castoff board using plumbing hardware to achieve this charming look. Notice how the top row are vases and the bottom are planters to make the design more dynamic.
Save your soup and vegetable cans for a space-saving wall garden like this one from SimpliChique.
Bring your old rain boots to life or score a few new pairs to create a quirky garden complement like these from BigLunchExtras. The cobalt blue boots paired with the red flowers make this look aesthetically compelling. 
Talk about trash to treasure. This adorable planter couple grew out of two painted trash cans from Upcycled Wonders. With a little bit of paint and a whole lot of plants, the design options for this look are limitless. 
We're dying over this sweet hedgehog planter from Susie Qute. Hard to believe all it took was a reimagined plastic bottle and some twine to make it happen. 
If your little one has grown tired of playing with toy trucks, bring 'em back to life with this planter idea from The Whoot. Thoughtfully place them in your yard to add a little more whimsy to any outdoor space. 
We can't wait to try these planter ideas in our own yard, what about you? 

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May 25   ·