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How to Make Your Own Flowerpots in 7 Different Ways

If you are one of those people who like plants of all kinds and sizes and are always looking for decorative pots, 5-Minute Crafts will show you how to create them yourself with elements you have at home so you can add your own original touch.

1. With a watermelon rind

  1. You can use the rind of a watermelon cut in half. Use a whole half, and place a cement mixture on its surface, making sure that the amount is about less than an inch (1 to 2 centimeters) thick. Join it with the other half sliced on one side, as shown in the picture.
  2. Add cement to the shell. With the help of a brush, spread the mixture so that it adheres completely and takes its shape. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  3. Now decorate it as you like. On one side, you can place succulents, and on the other, you can create a small aquarium.

2. With plastic containers

  1. You can reuse empty plastic deodorant containers. Remove the top lid and make sure they are completely clean. Paint them in various colors.
  2. After the paint has dried, place a small magnet with double-sided tape and stick it in the center of one of the sides.
  3. Add some soil and plant a succulent in each container.
  4. You can stick them to your refrigerator door or place them on a metal surface.

3. With a cup or a glass

  1. If you have broken cups or glasses, you can give them a second life by turning them into small flowerpots. With liquid glue, attach colored decorative stones to their surface, and make sure they are separated, as shown in the image. Allow the glue to dry.
  2. Then cover the entire cup with white clay, especially in the spaces between the glued stones.
  3. Immediately wipe each colorful piece with a damp cloth to avoid getting them covered with clay.
  4. Place some soil inside and transplant a small succulent or mini cactus. You will get a pot full of colors, and you can decorate it as you like.

4. With a chair

  1. If you have a chair that you no longer use, you can repurpose it for your plants. Remove the seat and place a plastic container that fits snugly in the seat space.
  2. Paint it your favorite color. You can use one or several colors and patterns. Decorate it to your liking.
  3. Let the paint dry thoroughly before filling the container with soil and planting your favorite flowers or plants.

5. With a hanging shoe organizer

  1. Aromatic herbs shouldn’t ever be missing from your kitchen. Get a hanging shoe organizer and secure it to the wall with a hammer and nails. Then place soil in each pocket.
  2. Transplant herbs, such as parsley, rosemary, and oregano, in the slots.
  3. When it’s time to prepare a dish, you’ll have these herbs on hand, and they’ll add a pleasant aroma to your space.

6. With chopsticks

  1. Using liquid glue, attach 3 plastic or cardboard cups to their sides.
  2. Then attach the chopsticks to the cups. One underneath them and the others on each side, as shown in the picture. Use liquid glue on each end to hold them in place.
  3. Add a 12 or 16-inch (30 or 40 cm) piece of rope to each top end of the chopsticks. Knot it tightly or attach it with glue. Use these small pots for your plants, and hang them in your room or garden.

7. With tin cans and clothespins

  1. Recycle empty cans and clothespins that you no longer use. Disassemble them and glue each piece around the cans. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
  2. Attach a piece of rope or string around them, as shown in the picture. You can also paint them if you wish.
  3. These small planters are ideal for decorative plants, succulents, and cacti.
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