1. Chairs: Old Chairs make amazing raised planters. This one is super cute because they've painted it to contrast with all the garden greenery.
2. Shoes: I've seen shoe gardens before but this repurposed sandal is especially cute because of its size, colour and inbuilt drainage!
3. Buckets: These metal buckets have been raised on concrete parking guides and they look amazing lined up against the wall. Garden herbs ready to go!
4. Furniture: I love this idea! When a piece of furniture has outlived its indoor life it can be moved to the outdoors! Just add dirt, lining and drainage.
5. Guttering: Suzanne lined the sunny side of her house with rain guttering and now has fresh salad produce just outside her window.
6. Bread pans: Just add holes and dirt and your unused kitchenware lives again as a kitchen planter!
7. Colanders: Another repurposed planter with built in drainage. It's like it's meant to be!
8. Oil tins: These oil tins make fantastic planters when you're done with your oil.
9. Washing buckets: I've seen these old buckets in a lot of op-shops and I've often wondered... but what would I do with it? Plant in it!
10. Pots and pans: More kitchen stuff that makes its way into the yard. Tiny pots full of garden greenery.
11. Bags: This tiny succulent garden looks so cute in its repurposed home.
12. Yogurt containers: Love yogurt. But I've yet to find a yogurt that doesn't come in a plastic container of some description. So rather then recycle them or store them in the cupboard for 'some day' I'm going to repurpose them into a yogurt planter garden.
13. Tins: Empty tins make fantastic planters. Easy to add drainage, easy to decorate and very durable.
14. Coffee mugs: I love these mugs turned into mini herb gardens... I'm just not sure how to add the drainage... something to try!
15. Boxes/guitars/drawers/tubs: If you have the space and propensity arranging all your repurposed planters together can look amazing! This rooftop garden has me inspired.
(Re-edited from a post originally published on 3.24.2011 - CM)
(Images: 1. The Seattle Times; 2. Our House; 3. CantyShanty; 4. The Micro Gardener; 5. Juneau Empire; 6. Giant Jeans Parlor; 7. The Micro Gardener; 8. My HomeGrown; 9. Make Things Go; 10. The Bowerbird; 11. The Micro Gardener; 12. Eco-Friendly Freckles; 13. Ewa in the Garden; 14. Sow Your Own; 15. Urban Garden Casual)
Originally posted April 6, 2012