Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY Planter Tutorial: My Happy Houseplants

I tend to keep ridiculous things, a habit that I think is made much more justifiable if I can re-purpose said ridiculous items . . . right?!  Thus was born these pokemon planters!  This could be done with any old water bottle, toy or really whatever, most anything with a hollow space can become a planter, the weirder the better!

I rescued these little critters from my brother's yardsale box.  I have many a memory of him marching around with glasses and spikey yellow-bleached hair never without his pokemon cards and toys.  The shorter is just a plastic figuring, the large one used to be a sports cup (the head unswcrewed and there was a hole for a straw). 

Here's how I gave them new lives as happy little houseplanters:


 First, using your wider drill bit (really as wide a hole as you can get without compromising the look of your planter is best, it's hard to get the plants into the smaller holes.

 Next, fill the planters with a layer of pebbles/rocks at the bottom for drainage and then potting soil.  then all you have to do is carefully insert your plants and find a place for your fabulously unique new planters!  Mine found a sunny little home on the bathroom windowsill.

I'm linking up with Nesting Place, Today's Creative Blog


  1. Ahhh! How smart are you?? These are great!!! Gave me some pretty good ideas!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Wow those are amazing! I am now in love with your blog just cos you have Pokemon toys still <3


    - Adele @ Mammy Made



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