5 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Cheap Planter
Great outdoor planters don’t need to be expensive. We’ve got you covered with five effortless ways to create decorative cheap planters that are both easy on the eyes and your wallet!
Wrap It Up
Plus: Container Gardening Tips
Add Some Mediterranean Flair
All you need is some craft mastic, grout and unwanted tableware—be sure to check local thrift shops and garage sales for one-off pieces with attractive designs and colors. Remember to don protective glasses and gloves and smash away with a mallet to create varied pieces of mosaic. Terracotta planters can become quite heavy, however, so be sure to use our tips for moving heavy potted plants.
To make your finish last, clean the planter thoroughly and let dry before painting the exterior, and be sure to paint the container before planting to protect the delicate foliage. And while the result will be beautiful, it may also attract the attention of the animal variety. Here’s how to keep rodents and pests out of your garden containers.
Embrace the Rustic
Dress up a used urn with a burlap bow and monochrome plants to create elegant country charm, or plant with bright colors for an unexpected contrast. By letting the passage of time show in your planter, you can end up adding a purposeful fresh style to your outdoor space. Found a cast iron planter but don’t love the rustic look? Find out how to restore metal before painting to create a shiny new planter.