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11 DIY Planters Made From Kitchen Castoffs

Before you toss that old pie plate in the trash or throw that milk jug in the recycling bin, consider giving them a second life. Whether you enjoy flowers, herbs or other easy-to-grow plants, here are 12 DIY planters made from kitchen castoffs.

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Flour Sifter Flower PotPhoto: Courtesy of Pretty Handy Girl

Flour Sifter Flower Pot

If you have an old flour sifter you no longer use, try turning into a planter. If you don't have one, there's a good chance you'll find one at a thrift store or garage sale. For additional unique planter ideas, visit Pretty Handy Girl.

Photo: Courtesy of Pretty Handy Girl

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 Dual-Purpose Coffee Pot fish tank diy plantersPhoto: Courtesy of The Unextreme

Dual-Purpose Coffee Pot

Updating your old coffee pot? Try using your castoff as a fishbowl and planter in one. Have your child choose a small fish from the pet store and add a couple small plants to the top of the pot. Read about the project here.

Photo: Courtesy of The Unextreme

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coffee mug planterPhoto: Courtesy of The Indoor Gardens

Coffee Mug

Try using an old coffee mug or tea cup to grow some small plants. Try an oversized mug to hold flowers on your dining table. For more ideas, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of The Indoor Gardens

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loaf pan succulent planterPhoto: Courtesy of just about home

Loaf Pan

Are your loaf pans getting rusty or showing their age? Use them to plant some succulents, which don't need much maintenance. Read more about this project at just about home.

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cupcake tin succulent planterPhoto: Courtesy of Fred Gonsowski Garden Home

Cupcake Pan

Instead of cupcakes, this pan is serving up some hens and chicks! You'll need a drill to complete this planter, along with some landscape fabric or burlap. Find the instructions at Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.

Photo: Courtesy of Fred Gonsowski Garden Home

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milk carton burlap planterPhoto: Courtesy of Cut Out + Keep

Cardboard Carton

Instead of tossing that cardboard milk or orange juice carton in the recycling bin, cut off the top, wrap it with fabric and use it as a planter for herbs or flowers. For more ideas, visit Cut Out + Keep.

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tea pot flower planterPhoto: Courtesy of So Fresh and So Clean

Tea Pot

This old tea pot has a new life as a planter. You can get a similar look with an old coffee carafe. For even more ideas, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of So Fresh and So Clean

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coffee cans plantersPhoto: Courtesy of iTendToWingIt on YouTube

Coffee Cans

Don't toss those empty coffee cans! Give them an updated look with some paint and use them as planters. For a video tutorial, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of iTendToWingIt on YouTube

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cabinet drawer flower planterPhoto: Courtesy of Veggie Gardener

Cabinet Drawer

If you're remodeling your kitchen, save an old drawer and use it as a planter. You can use it as a small garden box or hang it on the wall for a vertical garden or flower box. For ideas, visit Veggie Gardener.

Photo: Courtesy of Veggie Gardener

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plastic milk jug flower plantersPhoto: Courtesy of Croydon Food Swap

Plastic Jugs

Those plastic milk jugs can be cut and used as planters. Try hanging them from a fence with wire coat hangers, as shown here. To read about the project, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of Croydon Food Swap

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wine bottle planterCourtesy of World of Art

Wine Bottle

If you're up for cutting glass, try using empty wine bottles as planters. You'll need to cut either the side or the top, depending on the look you're going for.

Photo: Courtesy of World of Art