Original recycled pots

Every day we throw many things into the recycling bin that could be useful to us to grow our plants. Objects that, although it seems that we are not going to give them any use, can actually be converted, with a coat of paint and/or a bit of cleaning, into very decorative pots.

So why throw away something that we can give a second life to? Next we are going to give you a few ideas of original recycled pots so that you can have a patio or terrace decorated in a very special way.


  • 1 Beach toys with plants
  • 2 Garden in a bottle
  • 3 Plants growing on toilet paper rolls
  • 4 Shoes as flowerpots
  • 5 recycled tires

Beach toys with plants

Plants in children's toys

Image – HGTV.com

If your children or grandchildren have grown up, you can use their old beach buckets as planters. Plastic is a material that stays looking new for a long, long time. So much so that it can take up to two centuries to decompose.

They look great as pots for small plants, such as aromatic plants or flowers.

garden in a bottle

garden in a bottle

How many times have you thrown away an empty glass (or plastic) bottle? It is a custom that we have deeply rooted: when a container is empty, we throw it away. Well, that’s something we can stop doing, at least with the bottles. And it is that we can have very original miniature gardens in them, putting flower plants, or small bromeliads.

Of course, we have to use a very porous substrate to prevent the roots from rotting.

Plants growing on toilet paper rolls

plant in toilet paper roll

It is true that toilet paper rolls will not last long, but they will last long enough so that the plants have time to grow a little before being transplanted into conventional pots or the garden. To make them last a little longer, you can put plastic inside , and make some holes so that the excess water can drain well.

Shoes as flowerpots

original pots

As we use them, the shoes gradually break down. What do you think of the idea of ​​turning them into original pots? They can grow small succulent plants, such as Sempervivum or Aeonium, or flowers.

recycled tires


Car tires also end up wearing out. But now your destination can continue to be the home, more specifically, the garden or patio. You just have to give them a coat of paint, put metal mesh and shading mesh inside, and we can plant whatever we want: aromatic plants, flowers, ferns…

What do you think of these ideas?

Original recycled pots

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