Carry-Along Succulents – An old metal tool tote makes a perfect home for a succulent garden. The best part is it can be moved wherever a little pop of greenery is needed. Make sure to drill a few drainage holes in the bottom.
Cranium Garden – Not exactly upcycled, but certainly unique, these head planters are bound to elicit smiles and admiration.
Another Toolbox – This old metal box used to be home to a reciprocating saw. Now it’s a beautiful, low-maintenance display of succulents.
Flower Bed – The tooth fairy is not going to find the pillow in this bed. The only thing she’s going to discover is shade-loving perennials, moss and a few rocks.
Truck Beds – When your kids outgrow their toys, use them planters.
A Pot, a Teakettle and Colander – Walk Into a Bar … Actually, they walked into the potting shed and came back out as container gardens. The colander has the advantage, as it already had drainage holes.
Overflowing Wheelbarrow – This wheelbarrow almost looks as if it got mistakenly left out in the yard and the flowers took over and made it their home.
Dry-Docked – This old rowboat may have run aground, but it still makes waves of beautiful color.
Gutter Garden – A rusty old piece of gutter moves from the roof to the deck railing to become a planter for colorful annuals.
Pitcher Perfect – This pretty little duo would make a wonderful accompaniment to a dainty afternoon tea in the garden.
Carmen Miranda Arbor – The top of this arbor boasts a beautiful bonnet of color, making for a grand garden entry.
Tin Can Alley – Lightweight aluminum garbage cans add a shiny touch of industrial chic to a modern setting.
Pot Feet – It can’t get simpler than this: Terra-cotta flower pots are turned upside down to hold wooden crates full of herbs.