Regular gardening pots may be serviceable containers for your homegrown greenery, but they can get boring pretty quickly with their unspectacular silhouettes and earthy surfaces. Consider grooming your blooms with these clever DIY planter ideas that will also boost your home’s appeal.
1. Glass bottle planter
Empty drinking or even ink glass bottles come in handy for this colourful endeavour. Pour in paint into the respective bottles and don’t mind the uneven veining – it’ll make a stronger artistic statement.
2. Vase planter
Zest up an ordinary vase by arranging lemon slices within its base. It definitely makes a refreshing centrepiece.
3. Lightbulb planter
Buds in a bulb! Carefully empty the lightbulbs using pliers and a screwdriver, then drop in small pebbles and a seedling for a really cutesome terrarium.
4. Paper cone planter
Don’t these pretty cone shapes remind you of the old-timey snack, kachang puteh? These adorable mini bouquets were made from rolled up wrapping paper.
5. Wood log planter
Drill holes into hollow decorative logs (we got these from Daiso) and let your air plants sprout.
6. Grain sack planter
Soft, pliable grain sacks make good planters too. Just scoop in soil and get ready to prune.
7. Teacup planter
Fill a teacup with pebbles and your plant. Yes, it’s as simple as that.
8. Geometric concrete planter
Not for amateur DIY-ers, cast cement into a geometrical plastic mould for this totally store-bought looking industrial piece. We love that it can sit in different angles and that means catching more rays!