What's your first inscinct when something breaks? Some will say repair it, some say replace it ... and then there are those who see a dirty, broken keyboard or blender and think to themselves, "I can still use this."
If you want to add some greenery to your desk or your garden, but the dime-a-dozen pots at the home store are too bland for your tastes, look around a secondhand store (or your parents' dusty basement) for something more unique. Whether your thrift store tech find is a vintage refrigerator drawer, or just a broken keyboard from the 1990's, you can turn it into a cool planter.
Basically, take anything with a tray, bowl, or concave cavity and fill it with dirt. Then, drop some seeds in (try Garden Cress
, like the keyboard above), or re-pot a plant (like the Bonzai
in the blender). Tend to your new greenery and enjoy the simple pleasures (and health benefits
) of living with plants.
Why not make a planter out of...
• A Keyboard
, like in this prank on Reddit
• A Vintage Refrigerator Drawer
, like Apartment Therapy's Amber Byfield
• A Blender
, like Riner Rosing of Core Since Eighty-Four
• Old Car Parts
, like we spotted at Flora Grubb Gardens
(Images: As linked above)