I absolutely love looking beyond the planter aisle to look for vessels to house my house plants. I get asked quite a bit about where to buy unique planters and I think there are definitely unique planters to be found. Generally though, the more unique the planter is the more expensive it is. But that’s not the case when you look for “planters” that aren’t actually labeled as a planter. Today, I’m rounding up 10 Must Buy Items from Target to Use as Inexpensive Planters. You better believe that I’ll be snagging a few of them.
I’m not new to using non-planters as planters. When I revealed my kitchen, I bet you didn’t catch all the pots that I used as planters but weren’t actually planters… or did you?
See that black “planter” pot? It’s actually a kitchen bowl.
How about the brass “planter” on the shelf? That’s just a brass basket.
A brass wire “planter” behind the artichokes? Well, that’s a utensil caddy.
See that brass “planter” in the corner? That’s actually a trash can! How about that “plant stand” under the trashcan? Would you believe me if I said that was actually a cake stand?
If you think outside the box for planters, then you will save so much money! You do have to think about what will work as a planter and how to make it work.
Here’s another one – I’m using a vase as a planter here.
Tips for Planters
- If you can, keep the plant in the plastic pot it came in. I did this with quite a few of my plants. This will enable you to take the plant out of the “planter” and water it.
- If you can’t leave it in the pot, then make sure to add rocks in the bottom of your vessel for drainage.
- Some vessels won’t allow you to to plant directly in them (like the wooden bowl linked below) so choose your plant that goes into it wisely. A hanging basket-type plant (like a pothos) that will drape over the sides will help cover the plant pot.
10 Must Buy Items To Use As Planters
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If you end up buying one – let me know!! I want to know I’m not the only one doing this. =)
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