Almost anything can be repurposed for a one-of-a-kind container. Think outside the terra-cotta planter with these stylish alternatives.
There is something stunning about repetition and contrasting colors, shown here by planting gorgeous flowering kale in a distressed wooden box.
Whether the chickens are gone or you have a special place in your heart for all things galvanized, repurposing an old feeder could be the best way to add a conversation piece to your garden.
An oil can is the perfect-size container for the small areas of your garden or up on a table. Make sure you clean out any remaining oil prior to planting your favorite flowers.
An easy find at any flea market, enamelware has been around for years and comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
Watch this quick video for ideas on putting together beautiful combinations once you find a cool, repurposed container to plant in.
Elevate your herbs to a new level -- right next to your outdoor kitchen -- with the help of discarded steel rods. Make sure to soften any rough edges before planting!
When the needle and thread have gone by the wayside, take your sewing desk drawers to the garden to display gorgeous spring-blooming bulbs.
If your old, decorative glasses aren't holding water anymore, have them hold plants such as drooping string of pearls, reindeer moss, and miniature succulents.
Put your plants on a rusty platter for a high-rise display. Experiment with succulents flaunting a variety of textures and growing habits to create a distinguishing arrangement.
Galvanized steel can work for any garden style -- cottage, country, or even modern and contemporary.
Add some glamour to your outdoor or indoor walls by framing miniature plants such as specialty ferns and succulents with an old metal vent. Add sphagnum moss to help retain moisture and keep the soil intact.
Add new life to your old fountain by filling in the cracks with container soil and planting your favorite succulents. Get creative with varieties by selecting for variegation, fun texture, or drooping growth habits.
The most unsuspecting piece could turn into your new favorite container. Let color be your guide, and if turquoise is your fancy, go for it!
Grandpa's old wooden toolbox just found new life as a memorable succulent container.
What's great about this piece is that it's mobile! Relocate this container garden to wherever the party is.
Lightly line a wire wastebasket with peat moss, then fill the remaining area with potting soil. Top it off with your desired plants. Here, white delphiniums lend subtle elegance to an entry area.
Love the look but don't have an old wastebasket around? Find a wire wastebasket of preferred height at a home store.