With warm weather becoming a reality, we are beyond stoked for all the gardening and fun outdoor DIY projects comin’ our way. Our favorite for this spring? DIY planters made with upcycled materials, of course! These 12 easy and budget-friendly planters are made with materials you probably already have at home. So instead of buying those new ones you’ve been eyeing, save a little dough and make your very own. Whether it’s indoor gardening or a patio makeover you’re looking for, you’ll definitely want to whip up one of these awesome upcycled planters.
1. Upcycle Old Toys: We know little ones get tired of toys pretty quick. Now those old toys don’t have to go to waste. DIY these super cute planters to adorn your mantle for years to come. (via Little Bit Funky)
3. Kitchen Trinkets: If you love to cook, you’re going to love this DIY where you take common kitchen items and turn them into adorable planters. Think cast iron skillets, tea tins, cans and tea cups. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! (via The Young Austinian)
4. Old Sockets: If you’re planning on replacing your wall sockets any time soon, we’ve got a great DIY for you to try. Bonus points if you paint ’em bright colors or add some pattern. (via Apartment Therapy)
6. Make Over Old Paint Tins: This clever project combines two things we LOVE: paint and plants. The best part is that you can learn to fake this paint drip effect with craft paint and use it on all kinds of DIYs. (via HGTV)
7. New Life into Old Tools: Take your rusty garden tools and upcycle them as amazing succulent planters. Of course you can go beyond just garden tools — take note of those old boots, basins and antique toys. So much inspiration in one little shot. (via Rancho Reubidoux)
8. Old Tire Garden Bed: We all need new tires every now and again, and now we actually have a reason to be excited about it. Tell your mechanic to pack those old tires in the trunk because you’ve got big plans for them at home. (via Lemon, Bean and Things)
10. Green Tech: If you have a surplus of these colorful floppy disks lying around from decades past, you can officially pull them out of retirement. The only tool you’ll need is a hot glue gun. (via Brit + Co)
12. Save Your Tins: Bright colors can give these old soup cans new life. And you don’t have to stop there — you can use old coffee and tea tins too. We’d love to see where your creativity and paint cans take you. (via DosFamily)
What’s your favorite planter idea? Is there a great idea you have that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments!