What are some creative ideas for recycled items to use as containers for indoor

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. DonnaCosmato profile image97
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    What are some creative ideas for recycled items to use as containers for indoor gardens?

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    We used baby wipe boxes and baby food jars as seed starter pots. We clip the lids off the wipes boxes before using. With a little spray paint or some fabric and hot clue the wipe boxes can easily become pots for decoration and make perfect herb pots for sitting in a  window.

  3. avid gardener profile image60
    avid gardenerposted 6 years ago

    you can use toilet tissue rolls as well as paper towel rolls for seed starters inside.

  4. carol2050 profile image58
    carol2050posted 6 years ago

    Lots of used items can be recycled into plant containers. First thing that comes to mind is the empty bleach bottle. If you safely cut off the top and then slice 3 holes or slits in the bottom it will work nicely to hold a beautiful pot of plants. You can place the top of an empty blue bonnet tub under the bleach pot. You can set this into a larger prepared bleach bottle without holes cut in the bottom to prevent water spills. The outside container can be decorated with fall leaves that you may have dried in a book, children's art, laminated photos, whatever you like.

    I have about twenty lemon tree sprouts that I am planning to transplant into empty plastic dry Sun detergent tubs. I will put gravel in the bottom about 1and a half inches high then fill the rest with potting soil so the lemon trees will have plenty of room for root growth. I have grown lemon trees in the house before and they are great but prickly, so don't place them close to where anyone will encounter them physically. They will bear lemons too. I had a pineapple one year and got a small and tasty pineapple in late summer. I put the pineapple on the patio all summer. They take a lot of water.

    There are many other used household items you can recycle into plant containers. Imagination is a great tool.

  5. MatthewLeo1701 profile image84
    MatthewLeo1701posted 6 years ago

    Coffee cans, pickle buckets, peanut butter jars, sterilte containers, to name a few.

  6. aviannovice profile image90
    aviannoviceposted 6 years ago

    Two 2-liter soda bottles with the tops cut off.  Put them together after you have put in your potting soil and a little moist sand and some seeds.  It is like a mini-greenhouse.  It works rather well, just like a large greenhouse.

  7. randomcreative profile image93
    randomcreativeposted 6 years ago

    This article is about re-purposed garden planters.  It includes a wide variety of ideas for both indoor and outdoor gardens.  There are ideas for both items to use as is and items to craft into planters. read more

  8. Monique K-G profile image94
    Monique K-Gposted 8 months ago

    You can paint cans (and poke holes in them), to act as a lantern for teas lights, or use wine bottles as vases (which can be decorated in the style of your garden). smile

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)