The Micro Gardener

How many of you have ever heard of UPCYCLING? I know that so many of us are into doing our part to help preserve our precious Mother Earth by recycling, so now use the term – upcycling: “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.”

How can we do this?  By simply using things we might discard or seem as useless extras around our homes and turning them into something chic or rustic. By doing so, you can create planters or floral containers that elicit that “wow” factor.

Here are some great ideas of things to upcycle into planters or to use as fresh flower containers:

The Bowerbird

  • Chairs
  • Buckets
  • Wooden Boxes/Crates
  • Guitars
  • Drawers
  • Pots & Pans
  • Colanders
  • Shoes
  • Funnels
  • Teapots
  • Coffee Mugs

The world is your container store. Pick your favorite plants, pick your favorite “planter” and go forth and create a mini garden in one of the most surprising places!

Apartment Therapy

Urban Garden Casual

What interesting containers would you use?