I love repurposing interesting finds into containers for my garden plants. So far this year I have found quite a few fun containers for my outdoor garden.
This was a cool find at the Goodwill. A very old cooking pot missing it’s lid. It has a weird triangular shape with cool handles. I drilled a couple of drainage holes and now it’s a great succulent container.
Don’t pay any attention to that red stuff, it’s just cayenne pepper. I sprinkle all my planters with it because it keeps those damn squirrels from digging up everything.
My friends know me so well, they bring me containers like this. An old cookie jar but now a great home for one of my miniature hostas. I use a ceramic drill bit to add drainage holes. I can transform any glass or ceramic container into a planter with that specialized drill bit.
I love this footed mid century ichibana vase. Just added some drainage holes and now it is a miniature hosta planter.
This is another old floral vase, but with drainage holes it’s now a really pretty planter.
I found this way cool shell/coral years ago but it is a fun planter now for garden sedums.
See this old jug. When it cracked and broke in half (because I neglected it outside) I just converted it to garden duty.
I’ve been on a bit of a tear lately updating the paint on some of my old garden concrete. This frog and umbrella just got an update. That metal gnome isn’t old, he is from Target a few years ago. He has been in this spot so long the tree is growing up around him.
I don’t like to repaint my old concrete garden finds but this pair of birds had just about lost all their paint. So I updated them, repainting one as the original cardinal but changed the other one to a male gold finch.
Since I’m in the garden I thought I would share this pair of old metal bird cages. They are hanging from a tree branch. I found them at estate sales and painted them. I always plant the blue one with flowers but the door to the green one was so small I couldn’t get a pot inside so I added a bird which seems quite appropriate 🙂