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10 of the best ideas for indoor garden upcycled pots for Earth Day – a round up
We LOVE the idea of repurposing old dolls and toys for indoor garden plant pots – who doesn’t love a Doll head planter!
And with Earth Day on the 22nd April every year, it’s the perfect excuse to look at how we can work to lessen the impact of junk and throwaway items, and bring some nature into the house with these indoor garden DIY ideas. Nothing quite like starting a container garden!
Some look a bit ‘creepy’ and have made us chuckle, but some really are quite adorable, have a look through our favourite 15 and let us know what you think! Having an indoor garden is a great idea – not only do plants improve air quality, encouraging a child to care for a plant is a useful way to teach responsibility, and hey, cheaper than a pet! Here’s 10 of the best ideas for indoor garden upcycled pots for Earth Day.
Doll head planter
Let’s start with Carnivoregirl and all the eyelashes. We are totally in love with the idea of using old doll’s heads for indoor pots (as you will see – we found LOADS that you will love) – seriously, when you next in the thrift store (or charity shop as we call them here) don’t turn your back on that unwanted dolly, give her some love – bring her home, and plant her up with a succulent!)
Trolls with succulents for hair
Trolls! Look out for old unloved dolls and trolls at yard sales, charity shops and give them a fun new life!
Plant them up with succulents for a really fun, low maintenance indoor garden.
Character DIY planters
We couldn’t resist these fun characters? Planters made from household waste – look how fun these are for kids? Piglets and Minions… They would look fab in a classroom too, what an excellent project to celebrate Earth Day – from Debbie Williams
Halloween Doll Head planter
Soooo many fabulous photos of Doll’s heads – honestly, we love these ideas, and couldn’t resist a few more for inspiration – we can’t wait to get out into the garden and have some fun with these, mypoppet.com.au have totally inspired us to have a go at making some of these Doll head planter pots for Halloween too!
How about upcycling some plastic bottles
Not just dolls heads – we love the idea of turning plastic bottles into something more natural and creative – have you seen these ideas for hanging baskets from Seam’s Deco & House? – These are just adorable…
Kitty Plastic bottle planters
Or these cuties from BruDIY – we LOVE the kitty planters – made with plastic bottles again!
Hair Styling Doll for the garden
And THEN we spotted these amazing hair styling doll heads, turned into concrete garden planters too –
have a look here: aren’t they extraordinary! Can be used indoors of course, but wouldn’t these be great in the school yard, or your back garden?
Cabbage patch fun
Who remembers the Cabbage Patch Dolls? Oh my these are just brilliant, imagine them amongst the cabbages in your garden!
lolanovablog ‘turning heads’ with their doll head planter, as it were!
All the doll heads!
and, again, couldn’t NOT share this Doll head planter shot – if you want to really freak people out, why not go for a whole COLLECTION of dolls’ heads
Dino indoor planters
And if doll heads aren’t your thing, how about re-purposing your toy dinosaurs? Cut a hole in a plastic dinosaur. Spray paint it a funky colour. Pop a plant in it! Like these Dinosaur Planters DIY beauties from maggieoverbystudios.com
Denim jeans planter DIY
We have seen some really fun ideas for upcycling, and creating indoor planters that catch the eye and yet, it’s these completely bonkers denim blue jeans planter DIY ideas that really had us chuckling – so next time you are in the thrift store, have a rummage through the kids section, and pick up some toddler jeans – just look how fun these are! If you want to find out how to make these, do check out birdzofafeather.ca
DIY Marimekko Tin Can Planters
We all love a bit of bold colour in the garden, so how about this wonderful idea for Marimekko tin can planters – you won’t believe how easy they are to make! click here
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this selection of upcycled dolls, toys, charity shop jeans, and household waste – literally transformed into the most wonderful indoor gardens – don’t forget that there are SO many ideas for recycled crafts on our website – and we’d love you to tag us on social media too – you can find us @FunCraftsKids on twitter, facebook, and instagram – come say hello!
Here’s a useful link to more GARDEN ideas to inspire you, grab a cuppa and explore!
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