March 21, 2012

Welcome Spring - Uses for Thrift Stores or vintage items.

Welcome Spring!

With the first day of Spring here, I always get in the mood for planting new things.  Instead of running out and buying new pots and containers, look around your home or hit your favorite thrift store and repurpose.  This is great for being green, decluttering your home {Spring cleaning}, and adding character to your yard and home!

Here are some fun ideas I found.

Colander, you can paint to match your decor from Inspire Bohemia

Photos in Mason jars by  Style Me Pretty

Tea Cup and Pitcher from DIY Network

Old bottles from Belissima Vita Weddings

Rubber rain boots from Inspire Bohemia

School desk planter after
Old school desk (turned upside down) as a planter holder by Better Homes and Gardens

Repurposed tea containers by The Micro Gardener

Shell planter by Poetic Home.  Great for remembering your summer vacation.

Succulent toolbox planter - an easy project when planted with drought tolerant succulents.
Toolbox as a planter The Micro Gardener.  The Micro Gardener has an article called Clever Plant Ideas, where you can find other great ideas.  You can find it here

What do you have in your garden or home that is repurposed?  What do you enjoy growing?  I would love to hear!


Anne, The Micro Gardener said...

Thanks for sharing some of my pics Kari - I'm into repurposing in a BIG way and once you start thinking about new uses for old things, it's amazing how you see items differently ... 'trash' can become treasure with a little creative thinking! Being a more 'conscious consumer' also helps us tread more lightly on the planet. Happy spring planting.

the Sweetest Memory said...

Thank you, Anne. Great article on your blog! I love the idea of putting old things to new use. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!