Tips For How To Make A DIY Planter From Upcycled Containers are sure to make for some fun gifts and home decor! You may remember that I went to an event with Goodwill (see it -> here) and I must say that it has opened my eyes to a whole new set of projects that I can complete at home. Goodwill sponsored the trip that is what lead to the completion of this project. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
Now I love to shop at Goodwill and Thrift Stores it is so much fun to find what we need or random treasures on a budget. Now I am not an expert but I loved the simple tips that we were given that I am planning ot make a couple of these as a Christmas present. I realized that not everyone maybe blessed by having a nursery, like Van Lierop that is able to help you plant and style your planter, that many of the supplies are actually on Amazon!
Tips For How To Make A DIY Planter From Upcycled Containers:
Pick Your Container- I had actually picked up three containers at Goodwill that day. I loved the idea of putting marbles in the glass then planting succulents on. The other idea I had was putting holes into the bottom of the metal bucket to plant in as well. Have fun with the containers too but be sure to think of drainage for the water as well.
Pick Your Filler And Barrier-> Now for my planter that was made we used burlap to line the basket to keep the soil contained. Now when it came to the glass container I was planning to use river rocks or marbles to decorate the bowl with the soil on the top! Now if you can’t get to a landscaper Amazon has some great options for both burlap and rocks.
Soil- This is where I loved having the nursery to help but there are good soil options on Amazon too. Make sure you pick the right kind of soil for the plants and roll with it. I did love when Bella and I built a planter out of pallets. (See it our Pallet Planter -> here)
Moss- Now this is something I hadn’t seen done on plants before! The nursery topped my soil with Moss! I loved how it turned out with the succulents!
The Plants- Now make sure you know where you or the receiver will likely put the planter, plus the sunlight factor for the plant. I am glad that I was able to get some low maintenance succulents for my planter. I knew my porch where I was putting this would have a ton of shade and not a lot of sun. They were the perfect addition to my back porch! I am hooked on succulents now that I know how low maintenance they are, plus Amazon carries them as well.
Putting it all together is fun! I have to say when we started talking plans I had no idea how the piece was going to come out and I am in love with it! I have gotten so many compliments on how it looks and how well it suits our porch as well.
Have you made an Upcycled DIY Planter before?? What plants did you put in your planter?