DIY Attractive Planters From Junk

Introduction: DIY Attractive Planters From Junk

About: Necessity is the Mother of Inventions they say, I live in challenging land called INDIA. where the Sub par conditions like power issues, heat, Dust and environmental factors are just tough! and They have for...

Be it an Unattractive Corner, Atop a boring table, Ignored Wall, or Smack in the middle of your hall, Plants can instantly add a dash of zest to your life! They suck out VOCs and pollutants and give out fresh, pure air to keep us healthy. And they are very good at helping your mood as well!

All said and done, lets quickly make a small , cute planter and bring some green indoors! 

Step 1: Find Containers

For this project, I have used some old paint containers. Anything that holds soil well can be used. Be creative! Don't be afraid to try any size and shape!

Plants seem to adapt to almost anything as long as they are cared after.

Step 2: Foot Tray to Collect Water

Luckily, i Found out that the Paint can Lid works brilliantly@!

You can use anything that looks neat and holds water. Avoid metals that may rust or corrode.

Step 3: Here Comes Paint!

Make sure to sand and clean them throughly first!
I used high quality spray paint in Chrome and Copper for a few trays(3 Coats), Followed by 3 coats of clear.

Step 4: Now for the Pot!

I decided to paint the Container as "Gloss Antique Mettallic"
This was a very special one. There are sparkles visible in direct sunlight, and there's a brown/Gold/Bronze tint. Must see in person to understand the tone! very exclusive. Again, 3 Coats of paint and 3 Coats of Clear.

Step 5: Lo and Behold!

Lo and Behold!, Here's your new little friend!
Take good care for him.
I decided to plant Syngoniums in these planters. They are easy to care for and tolerate low light.

Enjoy your green thumb!

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    3 Discussions


    6 years ago

    Good idea but it still only looks like a spray painted bucket

    Zen Innovations
    Zen Innovations

    6 years ago

    you mean the paint could be toxic or something? don't worry those leaves are just for show.


    6 years ago

    Just dont use it for any plant you would eat :)