Don’t Throw It Away! 3 Things You Can Do With Your Broken Pots and Planters

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Oh no! You’ve been working in your garden or outdoor area and have accidentally broken a pot or planter (or you’ve discovered some broken ones after finally getting in there to survey after a long winter). Don’t throw them away! There are three things you can do with those broken pots and planters to get more use out of them.

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1. Turn it on its side
If one of your planters or pots suffers only a partial break, consider turning it on its side to create an interesting look. If you have a yard to plant in, you can create darling compositions using the ground to plant in and using your pot to create a cute cover. Find more inspiration here.

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2. Use for drainage
If your terracotta pots have been broken to bits, use those pieces as drainage in the bottom of new pots to keep your plants happy and healthy! Because of its light weight, it’ll make your pots lighter than adding rocks. More inspiration here.

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3. Make some mosaics
If your broken pots are colorful or numerous, consider a fun mosaic project that will reuse the broken pieces and help beautify something else, like ! Below find five fun and simple projects that are small enough to do in an afternoon that will leave you with a cute mosaic look!

Do you have ideas for what to do with broken pots and planters? Share your tips and tricks below!