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« on: July 07, 2005 12:58:58 PM »

Can anyone out there suggest what they have used as creative planters? I want to paint some of the (conventional) pots I have, but would love to hear ideas of what else to use. Preferably free or cheap!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 03:58:49 PM »

not too creative.. but I used 5 gal sheetrocking pots (we've had a lot of construction done recently...) and there's a great 'upside down tomato plant' posted here that's a soda bottle *I did that this year too... it's holding up GREAT!*

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005 11:43:56 PM »

old boots, gloves,childrens potty chairs, old toilets and sinks(saw that once set-up to look like a bathroom; sink on tree, toilet nearby with t-p roll on tree and a towel holder,the sink was rigged with a garden hose to actually work oh yeah there was a mirror above the sink so you could clean up after yard work the toilet was planted with flowers, bowl and tank).  My mom had an old plaster bust from my brother's art class that the top of the skull popped off so she planted johnny jump-ups in it and they looked kind of like little ideas popping out of the head Cheesy.  (I always thought it would be funny to flank my driveway with planted toilets instead of those uppity lions on pedestals some people install Roll Eyes). ( In the potting soil bag just lay on its side cut x's in the bag wet soil thru x's and insert seedlings) lil red wagons,( if a pot is broken out on one side just place broken side down add soil so it looks like it's spilling out and place seedlings in soil) 
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005 06:51:36 AM »

Take any old plastic kitchen container or the bottom of soda bottle and cover it with something you knit, crochet, or sew.  It's an interesting look when the plant seems to be growing in a knitted plant pot.  Or just wind yarn around it, anchoring here and there with a bit of glue. 


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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005 07:17:12 PM »

I had some really ugly old plastic pots that I wanted to use outside.  I also had a bunch of tree bark from my firewood.  I just took large pieces and leaned them around the outside and secured with twine.  They look really cute.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2005 07:29:00 AM »

Neat bowls, metal buckets, old tires, large broken statues(my aunt had one of a woman and her head was missing so she planted it looked very cool)Hanging mail boxes, wooden shoes, cooking pots, old toilets, tubs, sinks, basically anything you can put dirt in.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2005 09:28:00 AM »

Roll Eyes  A mosaic planter!  Roll Eyes
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2005 09:51:21 AM »

Old painted wood drawers - works great for bulbs. 5 gal. rice buckets from restaurants - they often give them away or sell for a dollar.

« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005 09:24:33 AM »

I know this isn't the most "creative" idea, but there are a lot of vintage planters to be found on Ebay that are really, really cool. Owls, birds, Mary & Jesus planters, they  are all really inexpensive and add a vintage touch.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2005 09:36:33 AM »

i make record bowls, and i use two bowls that fit inside each other to shape the bowls, so the sides are pretty solid. i use those as planters, great inside and out and they even have a hole already for drainage.

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