Recycled Container Gardening with Kids

Recycled container gardening is a fun a way to get kids involved and is a great way to reuse and upcycle containers you would otherwise be recycling. Here are several ideas for reusing different containers from around the house.

Recycled Container Gardening with Kids

Recycled Container Gardening with Kids

Chris from Thinly Spread is over at Red Ted Art talking about how to get started on a recycled container garden. I love her suggestions for containers!

Coffee Cups and Crayons shows off this adorable upcycled soda bottle planter.

We had fun making a milk jug planter.

NutureStore created a wall of quirky eco planters for their school gardening club.

Peakle Pie shares instructions for using rain boots {welly boots} as planters.

Reading Confetti made cute little turtle herb planters.

We Made That turned tin cans into strawberry planters.

Red Ted Art has some ideas for recycled pots and containers.

What Containers Will You Use?

Really the ideas for recycled container gardening are limitless. Take a look around your garage or recycling bin. What containers do you have that would work as planters?

  • Baskets
  • Tin Cans
  • Buckets
  • Watering Cans
  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Plastic containers
  • Dishes that are chipped or just tired and old
  • Wooden boxes
  • Shoes
  • Unusual items that would look whimsical in your yard

Have too many containers from which to choose? Have your kids help you choose. Dress up those recyclables with a coat of paint.

Need more inspiration? Do a Google image search for recycled container gardening. You’ll surely find a container that you have on hand.

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