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Using Antiques as Unique Planters

Using antiques as unique planters - Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too.

Using Antiques as Unique Planters

Using antiques as unique planters – Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too.


Just Humming Along Wagon

Just Humming Along Wagon - Repurpose an old wagon. Paint the wagon a bright, vivid color along with flowers that hummingbirds enjoy and you have a feeding garden on wheels.

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Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta . Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Here are 10 flowers to plant.

Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

 

Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Old Wheelbarrow Planter - Have a wheelbarrow with a hole in it? Give it a second life as an old wheelbarrow planter! If the hole is too large, just place a piece of metal over the hole and cover the bottom with plastic. Fill with dirt and get planting.
Have a wheelbarrow with a hole in it? Give it a second life as an old wheelbarrow planter!

If the hole is too large, just place a piece of metal over the hole and cover the bottom with plastic. Fill with dirt and get planting.

 

Oversized Flower Funnel

Old Funnel in the Garden - The bold red pansies against the oversized, galvanized Metal farm funnel look terrific.  Bury the funnel halfway in the dirt and plant your garden flowers. Simple, easy and elegant.
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The bold red pansies against the oversized, galvanized Metal farm funnel look terrific.  Bury the funnel halfway in the dirt and plant your garden flowers. Simple, easy and elegant.


Antique Metal Tubs with Handles

Antique metal tubs with handles add visual appeal to any yard, deck or patio. Their size is perfect for being able to plant and grow a vast amount in the tubs. The handles make an easy way for two people to carry the containers into the garage to avoid frost , extending the growing season.

Antique metal tubs with handles add visual appeal to any yard, deck or patio. Their size is perfect for being able to plant and grow a vast amount in the tubs. The handles make an easy way for two people to carry the containers into the garage to avoid frost , extending the growing season.

 

Thrifty Finds are the Best Kind

Thrifty Finds are the Best Kind - I find old wash tubs and aluminum pails in thrift shops and at yard sales all the time. I will always purchase a few here and there to plant my annuals in.

I find old wash tubs and aluminum pails in thrift shops and at yard sales all the time. I will always purchase a few here and there to plant my annuals in.

Strange Finds

Strange Finds - Now don't laugh, but last year the neighbor lady asked if I knew what this "certain" red pot that I had sitting on my deck was. I said nope, I got it free at a yard sale and it was perfect for what I needed to plant. Small pot, perfect for a little arrangement....anyone? Give up? It is an old enamel pee pot.

 

Now don’t laugh, but last year the neighbor lady asked if I knew what this “certain” red pot that I had sitting on my deck was. I said nope, I got it free at a yard sale and it was perfect for what I needed to plant. Small pot, perfect for a little arrangement….anyone? Give up? It is an old enamel pee pot.

 

Old Style Wagons

Old Style Wagons - Old style, small scale wooden wagons on country lots or as added decorate in courtyards of shops have me envious. I wish I had the room for such a planter!

Old style, small scale wooden wagons on country lots or as added decorate in courtyards of shops have me envious. I wish I had the room for such a planter!

 

Cast Iron Tubs

Cast Iron Tubs - Bright colors in the middle of the yard or outside a storefront window - each have their own little magic.

Bright colors in the middle of the yard or outside a storefront window – each have their own little magic.

Cast iron tubs are just way too cute. Wishing I could locate one for inside my flower bed.

Cast iron tubs are just way too cute. Wishing I could locate one for inside my flower bed.

Striking White - Absolutely beautiful planter.

Rather terrific statement piece, huh?

One Lone Tea Kettle

One lone tea kettle sitting on a window sill makes such a bold and inviting statement.


One lone tea kettle sitting on a window sill makes such a bold and inviting statement.

 

One Lone Tea Kettle Planter - If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks and fences. Plant flowers on the opposite side of the color wheel as the tea pot color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.

If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks and fences. Plant flowers on the opposite side of the color wheel as the tea pot color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.

 

Oh, Husband.  I Need Your Jeans

Oh Husband. I Need Your Jeans - When your husbands work jeans have seen better days - give them a new use for a season. Stuff the legs of the pants with plastic grocery bags and stick containers into the waistband. Couldn't get any easier...but it is so stinkin' cute. Be prepared for plenty of compliments.

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When your husbands work jeans have seen better days – give them a new use for a season. Stuff the legs of the pants with plastic grocery bags and stick containers into the waistband. Couldn’t get any easier…but it is so stinkin’ cute. Be prepared for plenty of compliments.


Plastic Doesn’t Have to Look Cheap

Plastic Doesn't Have to Look Cheap - Sometimes dollar type stores yield plastic containers in bold, complimentary colors that make something inexpensive, look like a million bucks.

Sometimes dollar type stores yield plastic containers in bold, complimentary colors that make something inexpensive, look like a million bucks.

 

Metal, Metal Hanging On a Wall

Metal, Metal Hanging On a Wall - When you are short on space but want to grow plenty of fresh herbs.  Look for containers that hang. Lips of houses, decks and fences will provide you with additionally needed space.

When you are short on space but want to grow plenty of fresh herbs.  Look for containers that hang. Lips of houses, decks and fences will provide you with additionally needed space.

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Limited on planting space? 10 Piece Hanging Planters

Limited on planting space? Try this 10 piece hanging planter set. Grow an entire herb garden.

 

All It is Crocked Up to Be

All It is Crocked Up to Be - One of my favorite planters of all. The old style crocks. I have one crock planted with red geraniums every year on the cement pad leading to our garage.

One of my favorite planters of all. The old style crocks. I have one crock planted with red geraniums every year on the cement pad leading to our garage.

Hole in One Planter

Hole in One Planter - Drill a hole in the middle of a an old wooden chair to hold a flower pot. The chairs add visual appeal to porches and decks.

Drill a hole in the middle of a an old wooden chair to hold a flower pot. The chairs add visual appeal to porches and decks.

 

Whisky in a Barrel?
Whisky in a barrel? Nope. How about flowers in a barrel? I know they have came out with the plastic imitation barrels in the stores within the past few years. Really, there are just no substitutes to the real thing.

Whisky in a barrel? Nope. How about flowers in a barrel? I know they have came out with the plastic imitation barrels in the stores within the past few years. Really, there are just no substitutes to the real thing.

 

When You Find a Kegger in Wisconsin, YOU PLANT IT!

When You Find a Kegger, You Plant in it! - Sure, you could get a small monetary deposit back - but found, is found. Besides, who else has one planted?

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Sure, you could get a small monetary deposit back – but found, is found. Besides, who else has one planted?

 

Old Bird Cage Garden Planter


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This bird cage is amazing.  Plant your over wintered geraniums in early spring and by midsummer the entire bird cage is flowing with greens and flowers.

 

Roasting Pan

A roasting pan found from a tag sale makes the most interesting planting container.  The lid placed behind the pan makes the greens pop.

A roasting pan found from a tag sale makes the most interesting planting container.  The lid placed behind the pan makes the greens pop.

Old Birdhouse

Repurpose an old birdhouse with low growing annuals and greens.  Believe me, they look terrific.

Repurpose an old birdhouse with low growing annuals and greens.  Believe me, they look terrific.

Produce Basket

An old metal produce basket with handles holds a variety of plants.  You can plant a greater variety of flowers and vines.

An old metal produce basket with handles holds a variety of plants.  You can plant a greater variety of flowers and vines.

Wash Tub & Washboard

Old Wash Tub - Old wash tubs. in the garden make excellent planters  Yellow daisies, trailing vines, coleus and brightly colored pansies

Wash day?  Nah, planting day.  The old wash board adds to the visual interest.

 

Second View of the Wash Tub

Old wash tubs. in the garden make excellent planters.  Yellow daisies, trailing vines, coleus and brightly colored pansies

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Another view of the wash tub.  Yellow daisies, trailing vines, coleus and brightly colored pansies.  This space has light shade and all the plants are tolerant of shade. If you plant coleus, remember they make excellent and hearty houseplants if you need to take them in for winter.


Metal Plant Hanger

 

Find a metal hanger to attach to a fence to hang clay plants on.

Find a metal hanger to attach to a fence to hang clay plants on.

 

Garden Statement

Terra Cotta Clay Pot Garden Person on a Tricycle

Terracotta man riding a bicycle. See additional designs and how to make your own garden men here.


Grandpa’s Car

Keeping memories alive by planting grandpa's old rusty car.

Keeping memories alive by planting grandpa’s old rusty car.

 

Hollowed Planter

Hollow out a log and give it stick planter legs. Easy. Simple. Natural.

Hollow out a log and give it stick planter legs. Process is easy.  Cut a dried tree log in half and remove the core.  If you have ever split wood – this happens naturally sometimes with wood that has sat a period of time and is dry.

Replace the end pieces with half moons of cut wood.  Easy. Simple. Natural. See additional garden items made from wood and sticks HERE.


Seated With Nature
Simple mix and match planted pots stored on a wooden bench in the yard - I can't help but go over and check them out. Something that wasn't planned and just "happened" due to life getting in the way over the course of the growing season looks so natural and beautiful.

Simple mix and match planted pots stored on a wooden bench in the yard – I can’t help but go over and check them out. Something that wasn’t planned and just “happened” due to life getting in the way over the course of the growing season seems so natural and beautiful. Unstaged beauty!

Old Man Grumpy

Mr Grumpy - He just sits on his crumbling ladder overlooking the blooming florals and backyard guests. I think he might be going bald because I see no new growth.
He just sits on his crumbling ladder overlooking the blooming florals and backyard guests. I think he might be going bald because I see no new growth.

Ms. Happy

Ms Happy - With beautiful, quick growing locks of green - Ms. Happy has every reason to be smiling.

With beautiful, quick growing locks of green – Ms. Happy has every reason to be smiling.

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