If you have broken garden pots lying around, you don’t have to throw them away. Instead, you can transform them into a beautiful indoor or outdoor mini garden! If you like DIY crafts, you will love this fun gardening project. All you need to get started is a broken garden pot, a few plants, and a little creativity.
You can use any type of plants that you like. Just make sure they are on the smaller side. You will place them all in a pot. So succulents or herbs will work best. Also, consider the location of your garden. For example, if it’s indoors, choose plants that don’t require a lot of sun. What if gardening not your thing, we will list some other uses for broken garden pots.
Here’s how to use a broken garden pot to make a mini garden:
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!
What you will need:
- Broken garden pot
- Your favorite plants
- A small scoop or garden tool to pack up the soil.
- Duct tape or duct tape
- Collect all the pieces of the pot. Plug the hole at the bottom so dirt doesn’t escape.
- Pour all the soil from your plants into the pot. Make sure to stack it higher towards the back of the pot as you are making a tiered garden.
- Next, place one of the broken pieces of the garden pot near the front. Press the soil with your fingers to pack it tightly.
- Then put herbs like lavender, thyme, or rosemary in front. It’s okay if they hang over the pot. In fact, it adds to the aesthetic appeal.
- Put some more soil around the herbs. Next, pile more soil from other plants towards the back. Of course, you want to have a lot of soil to accommodate all the plants.
- Add a couple more broken pieces, spacing evenly to create tiers. Pour in more soil if necessary, pressing down with your fingers.
- Place a plant or two on top of the pot behind the third broken piece. Pack up the soil with your hands or with a small gardening tool.
- Keep moving forward, placing plants on the second level. Make sure you have a variety of plants on hand to create a vibrant and flourishing garden. As we said at the beginning, choose plants that don’t grow too tall.
- Keep packing up the soil and filling the pot with as many plants as possible. You can even place small pebbles on one of the tiers to create more variety. Other ideas include stones, crystals, and seashells.
- When you are done stacking the plants and other items, you will have a beautiful homemade masterpiece. Place your mini-garden indoors in a well-lit area or outside with other plants. Don’t forget to take photos and share your beautiful creation!
Aren’t you glad you didn’t throw away that broken flowerpot? Now, it is home to a thriving mini garden that will add some greenery to your home or outdoor space. We hope you had fun with this DIY project!
Other innovative ways to use a broken garden pot
You’d be surprised what you can do with a broken piece of pottery. The ideas are endless, but we’ll list a few to get you started. It’s amazing how a little ingenuity can breathe new life into a worn item.
- Use a broken garden pot to decorate your outdoor garden. You can arrange the pieces to look like steps or place them close to the plants as an accent.
- Put them in pots as a decorative mulch. This is because it will help trap moisture in the plant and keep unwanted animals or pests away.
- Use smaller broken pots to create DIY plant labels. Place them near herbs or plants so you can easily see what is growing in your garden. You can use sticky letters or paint to make the labels.
- Create unique garden art with your garden pot. One idea is a fairy garden, complete with gnomes, fairies, mushrooms and other whimsical items. You can also add moss or paint the inside green to make it resemble grass. Also, you can choose statues of birds, pebbles, rocks, or whatever you like.
- Use garden pots to create path borders. If you have a lot of broken pots, this is a great way to reuse them. So, place the pots in a garden that lines your driveway or walkway to add a nice touch to the landscape.
- Let your children or grandchildren experiment with making mini-gardens. In fact, it’s a fun project to do together and encourages a healthy imagination.
- Give insects or small critters a safe home. If there is a small crack in the pot, flip it over to create an entrance. Then tiny creatures like frogs, lizards, or insects seeking shelter will have a place to rest.
- You can even use a broken garden pot for mosaic projects. In fact, you can build a whole new pot or unique pieces like a pumpkin, a birdbath, or a step.
- If you have a broken small pot, use it as citronella Candle holder to keep insects away. Place it in a larger pot surrounded by plants to hide the broken parts.
- Create a “spill pot” with the broken pieces and your favorite plants. Add potting soil or compost to an area slightly larger than the container. Bury the pot halfway into the ground to hide the broken area. Then plant the flowers in the dirt, adding some to the pot to create a spilled effect.
There are many ways to give a broken pot a second chance. There’s no need to throw them away when you can make mini-gardens, decorations, or lizard houses out of them! If you search online, you can also find dozens more ideas for repurposing garden pots.
DIY projects not only encourage recycling, but also rejuvenate the soul and stimulate creativity. So if you need something to distract yourself, give this broken planter project a try.