I’m a big fan of using stuff that we already own rather than buying new things. This plant pot was bought at the WI for the grand total of one pound and I fell in love with it. My husband, naturally, was horrified so I decided to turn it into an upcycled plant pot. This meant that my son and I could happily spend the afternoon planting a new herb garden, result.
How to make an upcycled plant pot
First I cleaned my canister up a bit as it had been sat outside for a while and was looking a little worse for wear! I then turned it over and made some holes for drainage in the bottom using a hammer and nail. I wasn’t sure if these would be big enough (you can use a drill) but I’ve checked with my Officially Qualified In Gardening Step Mum and she says it will be fine, it just won’t need as much watering as normal (bonus!)
With my sons help I filled the bottom with some rocks and stuff and then filled with compost and added my plants.
I’m really pleased with the way my little upcycled plant pot looks and I’m looking forward to having more easy access to fresh herbs at meal times too.
What upcycling projects have you done? And are you busy in the garden too?