DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

If you’re doing some planting this Easter, before you purchase some plant pots, instead raid your recycling bin/bag for everything from aluminium cans, tins, to ice cream cartons.

Whether you want to plant seeds or cuttings, repurposing items from your recycling bags can be a great way to help the environment and reuse. The below video gives some DIY ideas on how to create planters from everyday household items that would otherwise go in the recycling bin/bag.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at

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